Expanded Work Opportunities for Canadian and British Youth!

Canada and the United Kingdom are dedicated to offering Canadian and British youth meaningful employment opportunities. This enables them to unlock their maximum capabilities.

Today, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada, Sean Fraser, and the UK Minister of State for Immigration, Robert Jenrick, revealed the establishment of a fresh Canada-UK Youth Mobility Arrangement. The agreement was signed by Minister Fraser and Her Excellency Susannah Goshko, who serves as the British High Commissioner to Canada.

Under this agreement, more young individuals from Canada and the United Kingdom will gain advantages. Explicitly, from the mutually beneficial work opportunities available in each other’s nations for an extended duration. This will be facilitated through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program and the United Kingdom’s Youth Mobility Scheme.

The revised plan enhances an existing youth mobility partnership that started in 2008 and incorporates several enhancements.

  • The age requirement will increase from 18-30 to 18-35.
  • To supplement the Working Holiday option for UK citizens traveling to Canada, they will introduce two additional categories called International Co-op (Internship) and Young Professionals.
  • The duration for which participants can stay will be extended from 2 to 3 years.
  • The opportunity for young individuals to travel internationally allows them to not only immerse themselves. For the most part ingratiate with different cultures, languages, and societies to enhance their life skills and future career opportunities.

Canada and the UK plan to establish the new arrangement by 2024.