IEC Canada Visa

The visa pool for Canada is officially open now and we hope you're as excited as we are!

Want to work in Canada in 2017? The visa pool is now open!


2017 IEC Visa Update: UK and Irish visa pools are now open. Register now with a £50 deposit to get the low down and assistance to guide you successfully into the 2017 IEC pool.

The IEC Work Permit is perfect for working and traveling your way around Canada for up to 24 months and BUNAC has the perfect package to go with it! You can apply for your IEC visa through the Canadian High commission, and BUNAC can guide you through the IEC process to make it as simple as possible, through our online webinars, handy guides and expert staff...

How can BUNAC help?

Once booked onto the programme, you will gain access to:

  • Advice on your visa application, including access to our Work Canada Facebook group, online webinars, step-by-step guidelines and email and text message alerts throughout the IEC season
  • Our Group Flight option with a stop over in Iceland
  • Programme options - Essentials and Ultimate Packages where we can assist you with prearranging your Canadian job before you depart!
  • Information on IEC suitable 24 month work abroad insurance
  • An insight into the comprehensive support you will receive in Canada

If you already have a visa, then take advantage of our support package!

Online Work Canada webinar

In order to access our Work Canada online webinar you first must pay your £50 deposit to the Work Canada programme. Give us a call on 033 3999 7516 to kick-start your Canada adventure.


Canadian Working Holiday Visa

The Canadian IEC visa allows British and Irish citizens the chance to live and work in Canada for up to 2 years working in a job of their choice. Visas are released to the public once a year by the Canadian Government and is a one off visa that once accepted and used can’t be used again. Visa season can vary year on year but the release can usually be expected any time between the end of the calendar year and May. 

British Citizens

  • Receive an allocation of 5,000 visas each year

  • The 2017 IEC visa pool is due to open mid October 2016

  • Visa cost: $250 CAD

  • Support funds needed: $2,500 CAD

  • Must be 18 – 30 years of age to be eligible 

Irish Citizens

  • Receive an allocation of 7,700 visas

  • The 2017 IEC visa pool is due to open mid October 2016

  • Cost: $250 CAD

  • Support funds needed: $2,500 CAD

  • Must be 18-35 to be eligible 

BUNAC Support

BUNAC's Work Canada support programme opens in Autumn of every year to fully prepare participants for the imminent visa release date. We offer you all the necessary support to give yourself the best possible chance of receiving a visa but more importantly we offer a fantastic support package ready for your Working Holiday in Canada. Whether you need basic support and set up when you arrive or you’re looking for a job before you even land BUNAC are here to help! 

All visa information correct as of October 17th 2016 and subject to change. Please check the Canadian High Commission IEC pages for more information. If you have any questions please call us on 033 3999 7516

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