Category Archives: International Experience Canada

International Experience Canada (IEC) Sees Major Changes

The International Experience Canada (IEC) is a program run by Immigration and Citizenship Canada (CIC) aimed at young adults wishing to work while visiting Canada. It is the simplest visa to get for a working holiday and this makes it … Continue reading

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Canada to make both Irish and UK temporary skilled workers a priority in 2014 through the IEC program

Ireland has had a difficult last six years. The Celtic Tiger Economy refers to the economy of the Republic of Ireland between 1995 and 2000, a period of rapid real economic growth fuelled by foreign direct investment, and a subsequent … Continue reading

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Canadian Government Celebrates First Skilled Trades Immigrant

New Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander this month welcomed Eric Byrne, a Canadian immigrant from Ireland, and one of the first individuals to become a permanent resident of the country through the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), in … Continue reading

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Canada to Encourage Irish Immigration at Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork

At least seven Canadian companies will have a presence at this year’s Jobs Expo Dublin and Jobs Expo Cork, where they will promote the country as an ideal destination for Ireland’s skilled workers to find work and to settle. The … Continue reading

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Irish Immigration Shift from Australia to Canada, Fuelled by Calgary’s Economy

A story in Saturday’s Irish Times examines the increase in Irish immigration to Canada as the country’s workers seek employment abroad. The article notes two trends in recent years: Canada being increasingly favoured by Irish emigrants over Australia and the … Continue reading

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Canadian Working Holiday Visa Quota For Ireland Filled in Two Days

According to the National Post, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)’s 2013 quota of 6,350 work permits for Irish passport holders filled up in two days this month: “It’s staggering; we all knew that the demand was going to be very … Continue reading

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Canada Not Viewed As Top Destination for Foreign Students: Foreign Affairs Dept

A Foreign Affairs department commissioned study completed in March finds that Canada is not seen as a top destination for prospective international students in Brazil, China, and India. The sobering Ipsos-Reid report says that “Canada is a not top-of-mind destination … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Minister on Irish TV on Expansion of Working Holiday Program

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney appeared on Ireland’s Late Late Show last Friday to discuss the coming expansion of the International Experience Canada program for Irish citizens, through which the number of working holiday visas available will be increased … Continue reading

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Immigration Canada to Double Working Holiday Visa Quota for Ireland

Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced yesterday that the working holiday visa quota for Irish youth will be nearly doubled, to 10,000 spaces by the beginning of 2014. Yesterday’s announcement, made during Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s visit to Dublin, … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Minister Suggests Popular ‘Working Holiday Visa’ to be Extended to Two Years, to Visit London Next Week

Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney will visit London next week in order to promote Canada as a destination for educated young Britons struggling in the UK’s job market. In an interview with the British newspaper, the Telegraph, Kenney … Continue reading

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