International Holiday Canada (IEC) has finally opened in 2020 Working Holiday, which applies to applicants with Korean nationality. The IEC program is a useful method of obtaining a work permit that is open to young people who are temporarily living in Canada and seeking a career. This is a program that has always received a lot of attention because it can lead to permanent residence in the future. The IEC is divided into three major programs: Working Holiday, Young Professional, and International Co-op. Among them, Working Holiday is available to applicants with Korean nationality.


Working Holiday is simply an Open Work Permit that allows you to work for one year in Canada. There are five main conditions for obtaining this.

• Korean nationality (Korean passport holder)
• Age 18-30
• Over $ 2,500 in settlement funds
• Applicants with no problems entering Canada
• Possession of Korea
• Applicants who already have Working Holidays in the past cannot apply.

As you can see, with the exception of age conditions, the conditions for applying are not demanding and have many advantages. The great thing about Working Holidays is the freedom of employment because you can get an Open Work Permit to work with any Canadian employer for a year. You can also work with two or more employers at one time instead of just one, which can reduce your financial burden in Canada. At the end of the Working Holiday, you can switch to a Work Permit through LMIA or another Permit, and if you have a working holiday work permit, you can be recognized as a work experience when applying for permanent residence.

The process for applying for a Working Holiday is divided into six steps.

1. Opening a CIC Account Verifying Eligibility
2.Register IEC: Working Holiday profile
3. Draw on Invitations that are automatically drawn
4. Accept within 10 days of receiving the invitation
5. Submit relevant documents within 20 days of acceptance
6. Receive Work Permit upon entering Canada after approval

Experience gained through Working Holidays is available through Express Entry or PNP, and the experience you gained will be a great help in getting an Invitation. In 2020, a total of 4,000 Working Holidays will be announced. The Working Holiday will be a random draw and the number of drawers will be determined per year. Although not on a first-come, first-served basis, it's best to accept as soon as possible as the number of drawers decreases as the round goes on, and you'll be invited early. If you are under 30 years old and have never applied for a working holiday, we recommend that you apply at least once! I hope you don't miss out on this working holiday.