New Italy Youth Mobility Program

IRCC announced the coming into force of a new Canada-Italy Youth Mobility Agreement. Under the International Experience Canada Program where Canadian and Italian youth aged 18 to 35 years old, to work and travel for up to 12 months, and participate twice in the program, for a total of 24 months. The new agreement aims to promote a more comprehensive knowledge of culture, society, and languages through travel experiences, work, and life in the other country for young Italians and Canadians.


Types of Programs

With the addition of two new streams, there are now three streams available to Canadian and Italian youths:

  • International Co-op, which is an internship program where participants receive an employer-specific work permit that allows students to gain experience in their field of study
  • (2) Young Professionals, where participants receive an employer-specific work permit to gain professional work experience within their field of study or career path.
  • (3) Working Holiday which allows participants to receive a permit of stay that allows working activities

These programs are aimed at helping Italian and Canadian youth gain invaluable international work and travel experience.


How to Apply

Eligible individuals may apply in Canada through the IEC Program and at the Canadian Consulate in Italy.


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