It is gone for the season 2020 international Experience Canada program, which allows 18-35 years old to get a temporary visa to see the country and work there.
End the suspense for all young French people wishing to settle, for a few months, in Canada : as of December 9, 15h (French time), they will be able to submit their profile in one of the basins of international Experience Canada (IEC). This device, which provides the opportunity for 18-35 year olds to live and work overseas, has several visas in short : the working holiday Program (WHP), the international co-op Internship and helped Young professionals (yp).
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because of its flexibility, the PVT is, without doubt, the licence and the "star" of the EIC. This visa allows you to organize your stay at its own discretion, to alternate between visiting the country and small - or long - jobs (the work permit of the PVT, said "open", allows you to fill almost any position in Canada), all for a duration of maximum 24 months. Open to all, regardless of your profile and situation (no need to get a job offer beforehand), the PVT, however, has a - big - drawback : to use it, it's better to have a good star. Because, given the very high number of applications, the PVT works on a system of drawing lots - many "rounds of invitation" are organized in a year - and only the lucky ones will be able to try the adventure. For the session, 2020, 7100 seats are offered to candidates French. It should be noted that in 2019, the quota was doubled just before the summer.
4250 seats in co-op, 2200 JP
For other permits CIS, the competition is much less harsh - but the eligibility criteria are made more stringent. Thus, the international co-op Internship is only open to students registered in a post-secondary institution in france, and having found a position that conforms to the requirements of their program of studies (participants must have a signed job offer before submitting their profile in the pool of candidates). A maximum duration of twelve months, this permit does not authorize work for a single employer. 4250 young people will be able to take advantage of this visa in the year 2020.
The allowed Young professionals (known as JP) allows its recipients to go to Canada to acquire a experience of 24 months in their field of expertise. The terms and conditions ? Find an offer in connection with his studies or his career (no conversion possible). The position must also be part of the categories 0, A or B of the national occupational Classification (NOC). It should be noted that a job classified under skill level C could be accepted if the applicant attached to his application for a work permit, a diploma, certificate or degree post-secondary studies. Attention : as for the co-op, the JP is a work permit linked to a particular employer. For 2020, the permit quota JP has been fixed to 2200 seats.
licence Stacking possible
Finally, the international corporate Volunteer (VIE), which is a sub-category of the JP, will be opened up to 450 applicants next year. This visa provides the opportunity for 18-28 year-old to perform a mission (be it scientific, technical, commercial, or humanitarian) in a French company abroad. For the answer, the applicant must have found an employer willing to hire them (the offers are displayed on the platform civiweb.fr) and have obtained a letter of acceptance on the part of Business France, the agency that manages the device. The LIFE lasts between 6 and 24 months and can be renewed once for a maximum of two years.
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Good to know : for all licensing of the program EIC, the government of Canada requires applicants to have at least 2500 canadian dollars to cover their expenses on the spot. They must also make a health insurance for the duration of their stay. Finally, if it is not possible to use more than once of one of these temporary visas, the French youth are, however, allowed to accumulate, in time, permit co-op work term with a PVT or a JP. In addition, applicants who have received a single visa IEC before 2015 can try their luck in the category of their choice - provided, of course, to be eligible.