The Visa Process is Changing!

Visa Process

The Visa Process is changing in 2016 for anybody looking to secure a Working Holiday Visa.

Thinking of applying for a working holiday visa in Canada in 2016? Heads up! It’s all about to change. The new process has just been announced by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), and will no longer work on a first-come, first-served basis.

The changes will affect anybody applying for a working holiday, young professional or international co-op visa, in countries where these visas are already available.

See our December 2nd post with more updates here

See the new process here:

Become a Candidate

  • Use the “Come to Canada” tool to determine eligibility
  • Submit your IEC profile, and receive a place in pool of candidates
  • Wait to receive your Invitation to Apply (ITA), and then apply for your work permit

Apply for a work permit

  • Complete an online form.
  • Submit any relevant documents such as Medical and Police Certificate
  • Pay IEC participation fee (CAD$150) and an additional CAD$100 for the working holiday visa fee.

Once you’ve submitted your application, it will be processed. Processing times are estimated to be 8 weeks. If you application is refused, you will receive a letter of explanation. If your application is accepted, you will receive a Port of Entry (POE) Letter of Introduction.

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