Canada Work Permit Without LMIA and IELTS with IEC(International Experience Canada)

International Experience Canada (IEC)

Introduction: Discover the seemingly unbelievable – Canada work permit without the hassle of LMIA and IELTS through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program! Despite initial skepticism, it’s not a scam. Let’s delve into the details.

1. Understanding IEC and Eligibility:

Yes, India isn’t directly eligible, but fear not. Recognized Organizations (RO), such as AIESEC Canada, provide the gateway. Eligibility includes being below 30. Link to Eligible Countries

Types of work permits:

Young Professionals (employer-specific work permit) for career development
Target market: Youth aged 18 to 30

Eligibility: IEC countries/territories, Brazil, India

2. The IEC Program Essentials:

  • Targeted Occupations: IT, healthcare, teaching(Targeted Occupations: IT, healthcare, teaching (Please note that IEC doesn’t have a separate demand list, so we have to monitor AIESEC job postings!)
  • Experience: Minimum 2-3 years with excellent communication skills for the interview-based selection.
  • Target market: Youth aged 18 to 30

3. Key Considerations:

  1. You must be shortlisted by a Canadian employer willing to offer you a job through AIESEC.
  2. Ensure the IEC pool is open for young professionals category applications.

4. Benefits of IEC:

  • Live and work in Canada for 2 years.
  • Obtain the visa within 6 weeks.
  • Future eligibility to apply for Canada PR.
  • No IELTS, no LMIA required.
  • Cost-effective.

5. IEC Pools:

Explore three pools:

Working Holiday,

Young Professionals, and

International Co-op (Internship). An ITA is required before applying.

6. Application Process:

  1. Meeting IEC eligibility criteria.
  2. Profile submission and Canada work permit application.
  3. Biometrics.
  4. IEC Work Permit Assessment.

7. Profile Submission and Canada Work Permit Application:

  • Receive an ITA for a work permit.
  • Begin your application within 10 days if receiving an ITA via IRCC account.
  • Choose your intended IEC pool and submit your profile.
  • Complete and submit your Canada work permit application within 20 days of initiation.

3. Employer Compliance and IEC Fee:

  • For the Young Professional Category, employers must pay a C$230 Employer Compliance fee through their online Employer Portal.
  • Once the fee is paid, the employer will send an offer of employment number required for applying for a work permit for Canada.
  • Upload all supporting documents and pay an IEC fee of CAN$172 online through an IRCC account.

8. Post-Approval Process:

Upon approval, receive a port of entry (POE) letter in your account. Understand your rights as a foreign worker upon landing in Canada on your young professionals work permit.

9. Conclusion:

IEC offers a promising pathway for Indian citizens to experience work and life in Canada without the typical LMIA and IELTS hurdles. Seize the opportunity, follow the process diligently, and embark on your Canadian journey!

We have personally spoken to Bangalore AIESEC, and they said they will keep us posted as and when there are opportunities, which we have to monitor regularly on their website. If you’re interested, please send your resume to if you meet the criteria only. Please read the eligibility criteria before sending your profiles.

Take a chance; there’s nothing to lose, and it won’t cost you a thing until an employer shortlists you. Best of luck to all the young professionals patiently awaiting their turn in the EE pool, ready to work in Canada with a job offer in hand!

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