Citizens of countries that do not have a reciprocal agreement with Canada may also be eligible to participate in the above categories through a recognized Canadian third-party organization that implements a program recognized by the DIC program. Candidates are entitled to 3 participations under the bilateral agreement. Repeated categories are not allowed. Note: The French government has launched the Volunteer International in Business (VIE) program to give young French people the opportunity to gain professional experience in an international environment. These young people are assigned to the branches and international subsidiaries of companies established in France. The main objective of this program is the professional training of young French performers through an international exhibition. This allows them to promote their professional development and cultivate potential future professional relationships between them and the host country. The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and His Excellency Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, today signed a new bilateral agreement on youth mobility between Canada and Italy. DESIRING to give young citizens of both countries the opportunity to gain professional experience in their field of expertise, to complete their post-secondary education with an internship; or improve their knowledge of the languages, culture and society of the other country, thereby promoting mutual understanding between the two countries; If your home country is not listed, you may be able to participate in the IEC program with the support of one of these IEC-approved organizations. If you have a refugee travel document issued by a country that has a youth mobility agreement with Canada, you are not eligible to participate.
Canada has formal youth mobility agreements with 36 foreign countries and territories. An employer-specific work permit is a work permit that specifies the employer`s name, the occupation and place of work of a foreign employee, and the length of hours of work allowed. A signed job offer or contract of employment with a Canadian employer related to the candidate`s professional development is required prior to application. The position offered must be classified as a Skill Level 0, A or B of the National Occupational Code (NOC). The following describes the program requirements specific to each country or territory that has a bilateral agreement with the Canadian IEC program: Participants must agree on internships in collaboration with Canadian employers before applying. The two countries first signed an agreement on youth mobility in 2006. This new agreement will improve access to the labour market for young Canadians and Italians aged 18 to 35 by allowing them to work and travel for 12 months. Applicants can participate twice for a total of 24 months. Young people will also be able to gain work experience with the addition of 2 streams: International Co-op and Young Professionals. Canada has youth mobility agreements with 36 other countries. Thanks to reciprocal bilateral agreements, young adults can travel and work in these countries.
Canadians can work in these countries and vice versa for citizens of other participating countries. In general, foreign nationals between the ages of 18 and 35 (some mutual agreements limit the maximum age to 29 or 30) have access to one or more of the following IEC categories: If a change is requested after the issuance of the first work permit and during a participant`s stay in Canada, the approved working time will be shortened by the time already elapsed in accordance with bilateral agreements/arrangements. Canada has negotiated bilateral agreements on youth mobility with more than 30 countries and territories. Through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, foreign youth between the ages of 18 and 35 can obtain a temporary work permit that allows them to travel and work in Canada. Applicants are allowed to participate under bilateral agreement 2. A category of repetition is allowed if the sum of the 2 participations is within the total limit of 18 months. If there is an obligation to interrupt (i.e. a certain duration of discontinuous residence in accordance with the agreement), the discontinuous stay is calculated from the expiry of the first work permit. Canada supports youth mobility through International Experience Canada (IEC), which manages mutual bilateral agreements on youth mobility.
These agreements allow Canadians to travel and work in partner countries and territories, and allow international youth to do the same in Canada. “Canada and Italy have a long history of close cultural ties. International Experience Canada`s Youth Mobility Agreement will enable the next generation of Canadians and Italians to better understand our cultures, languages and history. This agreement symbolizes another link between our 2 countries. Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted Canada to introduce travel restrictions that remain in place. Currently, only youth with current and valid vacancies under the IIC program are allowed to travel to Canada. Despite this temporary measure, the agreement will provide Greater Opportunities for Italian Citizens to work and travel in Canada once travel restrictions are lifted. CONVINCED of the importance of facilitating youth mobility, the International Experience Canada (IEC) program facilitates the process for youth to gain valuable international work experience and travel abroad. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a number of temporary measures, including travel restrictions, this agreement with Italy will open up new opportunities for future work and travel as soon as conditions allow. Currently, only youth with current and valid vacancies under the IIC program can travel to Canada. More than 200,000 Canadians have participated in the IDC program since 2008, and many have returned to Canada with life-changing experiences that are valuable to their personal and professional lives.
The job offered to you in Canada must be classified as a National Occupational Classification (NOC) skill level 0, A or B code to be considered a contribution to your “professional development”. A NOC job can be accepted if you can submit a post-secondary diploma, certificate or degree with your work permit application. Your diploma, certificate or degree must be translated into English or French. Children under the age of 18 must meet the same entry requirements as adults. Border guards may ask minor children to present other documents, depending on whether the child is travelling alone or with someone. “This agreement, which aims to strengthen the exchange of experience and knowledge between Italian and Canadian citizens and to create new vocational training opportunities, responds to a need deeply felt by today`s young people. I am sure that this will help to further strengthen the already excellent bilateral relations between Italy and Canada. – His Excellency Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic “I am sure that this will help to further strengthen the already excellent bilateral relations between Italy and Canada.
» Be sure to travel with the documents we have given you. This includes travel documents such as a visitor visa, study or work permit, or an eTA (electronically linked to your passport). Canada has formal youth mobility agreements with 36 foreign countries and territories, including many European countries, in addition to others such as Australia, Chile, Mexico, Taiwan and Ukraine. Canada and Italy are long-standing partners for youth mobility, having first signed an agreement on youth mobility in 2006. The new agreement will be implemented after ratification in Canada and Italy. International cooperation (interinstitutional work-study agreement) For the CIS, although there are recruitment clauses under the Youth Mobility Agreements (YMA), the clauses only apply between a CIS participation and the next CIS participation. If a foreign worker has terminated their iec participation and applied for a work permit outside the IEC program while holding a valid IEC work permit, the YMA`s termination clause does not apply, especially since the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) allow the foreign worker to apply for another type of work permit. In such a case, the foreign worker would have the right to work without a work permit in accordance with paragraph R186(u) until a decision is made on his or her new work permit application. However, if the foreign worker has applied for a work permit under the IEC for a second participation while holding a valid IEC work permit, he will not be able to continue working under his original IEC work permit until a decision has been made on his second participation in the IEC.
Citizens of countries with bilateral youth mobility agreements with Canada between the ages of 18 and 35 may be eligible for a CIS work permit. Under the Bilateral Youth Mobility Agreement, Canadian and Italian youth are allowed to participate in a 12-month work and travel program in which applicants can participate twice for a total of 24 months […].