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Thousands of Canada work visas up for grabs today

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Thinking of living and working in Canada? If so, today’s your day, as the application process to obtain a Canadian working holiday visa opens today.

The International Experience Canada (IEC) permit allows Irish people under the age of 35 (and their children) to live and work in Canada for up to two years.

It is estimated that around 7,700 visas will be available this year. The application process for 3,850 will open at 7pm this evening. The remaining 3,850 will be up for grabs on Thursday.

Also, an additional 2,409 “young professional” IEC permits can also be obtained by Irish people who have secured a job offer in advance. The application process for these permits opened last month.

But if you are after one of these IEC permits, you better be quick on the draw, as the the first round was snapped up in just under seven minutes last year, and this time around it probably won’t be any different.

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