- Canada and South Korea launched a new agreement to allow youth to travel and work in the other country
The government of Canada introduced a new Youth Mobility agreement with South Korea on 23 May 2023. The conditions of the agreement are anticipated to go into effect in early 2024. Under the agreement, Canadian and South Korean youth aged 18 to 35 can live, work and travel in each other’s country under the International Experience Canada (IEC) or the South Korean equivalent immigration pathway.
Youth can participate in the program for up to 24 months per category. The programs managed under the IEC consist of the following:
- The Working Holiday program allows participants to receive an open work permit that will enable them to work anywhere in the host country to support their travel.
- The International Co-op (Internship) program allows participants to receive an employer-specific work permit that will enable students to gain targeted experience in a chosen field of study.
- The Young Professional program allows participants to receive an employer-specific work permit to gain targeted, professional work experience within a specific field of study or career path.
What are the Changes?
The government of Canada launched a Youth Mobility Agreement with South Korea. This agreement will allow Canadian and South Korean youth to gain work and travel experience. Canada has established formal youth mobility agreements with 37 countries and territories.
Continue to check the Government of Canada’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information.
Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.