International Experience Canada (IEC) is dedicated to offering youth the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. This visa program is specifically meant for those in the age range of 18-35 years. The eligible candidates under this program could migrate from any of the 33 countries recognized for this program.
The world countries had to restrict travelers from entering their borders as part of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. Though Canada has implemented similar measures, it has not stopped the migration of essential skilled migrants.
Now, effective 8th May 2020, the country is lifting COVID-19 travel restrictions for some IEC visa holders.
These IEC participants must have a valid job offer along with a letter of introduction shown at the port of entry. The Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) who has allowed them, urges them to stay updated in this regard from its website.
Immigration Canada already maintains the policy that anyone coming for work in the country during the COVID-19 period is considered to be essential.
The IEC participants must practice self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Canada. This is mandatory by law. They must also present the authorities with a self-quarantine plan.
4 Canadian airports are currently allowing international flight arrivals. These are:
- Vancouver (YVR)
- Toronto (YYZ)
- Calgary (YYC)
- Montreal (YUL)
The youngsters who arrive under the IEC program will get Canadian open work permit. It has a 1 to 2 years’ validity.
These youngsters are citizens of peer countries of Canada. These include:
- New Zealand
- Costa Rica
- South Korea
- Most European Union member states
- The UK
- Hong Kong
If you are looking to Study, Work, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Canada, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company.
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