Benefits of securing an IEC spot through an IRCC Recognized Organization AGE

Benefits of IEC participations with a Recognized Organizations (RO): Age

RO Participation is permitted up to the age of 35 for all IEC eligible nations. 

A-Way to Work / International Rural Exchange Canada (one of 8 the IRCC Recognized Organizations) permits Working Holiday and Young Professionals participations for individuals aged 18 to 35, even for citizens of these 8 IEC countries: 

Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Sweden. 

The 8 IEC countries have bilateral agreements also known as youth mobility agreements (YMA) with age restrictions that limit participation to 30 years old, but securing a spot with IREC can help 31-35 year olds from those 8 nations participate in both the Working Holiday and the Young Professionals programs.

I kicked off the 2024 IEC season by helping a 33 year old Luxembourgish citizen participate in their second RO Working Holiday participation.

Below is a screenshot of IRCC’s operational instructions and guidelines, in case you’re interested:


If you need further clarifications regarding age requirements, get in touch with me for a consultation to see if you are eligible.

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