As of March the 1st 2019 the Immigration Authorities have made announcements that are significant for those looking to apply for the IEC Working Holiday Visa. The mostt important announcement is that the government authorities have stated the exact chances of receiving an invitation to apply for the International Experience Canada (IEC) working holiday program. They have stated in April that chances will be very high.

In order to make room for all future applications, the rate at which invitations are issued will slow down in March. This will allow staff to have more time to work through the large number of applications submitted over the past couple of months.

In the past week Canada has invited another 1,473 IEC candidates over the past week, bringing the total number issued so far this season to more than 56,000. If you have been invited already then many congratulations, if not don’t worry there’s still ways in which you can come over to Canada.

The next few updates are the most recent numbers for the next round of invitations and not for the future rounds. The number of invitations issued in April is set to increase.

100 or more Working Holiday invitations were issued last week to candidates from: Australia, Japan, Germany

Between 1-99 invitations were issued to candidates from: Belgium, Chile, Croatia, Czech Rep., Denmark, Estonia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK

Still no invitations have been issued to candidates from: Netherlands (Mexico and Ukraine pools remain on hold)

Chances of an invite in the next round are excellent for candidates from: Denmark, Norway, Sweden

Chances of an invite in the next round are low for candidates from: Australia, Croatia, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Slovenia

Chances of an invite in the next round are very low for candidates from: Austria, Belgium, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Rep., Estonia, France, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, UK