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NOW OPEN – Working Holiday in Canada (PVT – Permis de Travail) for French Nationals

Great news from the Canadian Embassy in Paris today! The Working Holiday category of the International Experience Canada program is now open for applications for 2013! The other categories, Young Professionals (Jeune Professionnels), Internship (Stage) and Summer Jobs (Job d’Été), will open on November 19th, 2012!

For French nationals between the ages of 18 – 35 who wish to work in Canada or take an internship in Canada, now is the time to submit your application. The most important is that you have all your documents in order and that the postmark on your envelope is dated early!! Latitude International Education can help you to find an internship in Canada and apply for the appropriate visa so please don’t hesitate to ask us questions!

The Youth Mobility Unit (Unité Mobilité des Jeune) at the Embassy of Canada in France has some tips and technical advice for you regarding the application process:


We are pleased to announce that the “Working Holiday” (WHP) category of the 2013 International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative with France is now officially open!

New for 2013!
The 2013 IEC initiative with France will open in two phases. The “Young Professionals”, “Internship/On-the-Job Training” and “Student Summer Job” categories will open on November 19th, 2012.

This two-phase opening of the 2013 IEC initiative with France aims at improving the processing of your applications.

14 000 places are once again available to French youth this year, of which 6 750 are in the WHP category, on a “first come, first served” basis.

We anticipate that this category will close very quickly. We therefore strongly recommend that you ensure that the postal mark with the date on which you send your application is very legible on the envelope.

All information, forms, and documents required to complete your application to the 2013 “Working Holiday” (WHP) category are now available on our website:

Technical Notes
1) Web Browsers: Personalised IEC application kits cannot be fully downloaded using the Google Chrome web browser. The application kit will appear on your screen but certain required fields will remain blank whereas the information provided must appear clearly in order for us to analyse your file. Please use another web browser when downloading your personnalised application kit and forms.

2) For Mac Users: You must configure your Mac so that Adobe Reader is the default program for reading PDF files. “Preview” is not compatible with our dynamically-loaded kits. You can download Adobe Reader for free from the Adobe website: You must also use Adobe Flash Player. This program is also available free of charge from the Adobe website:

If you would like to know how to configure Adobe Reader as the default program for reading PDF files on your Mac, please consult our FAQ.

3) Smartphones and Tablets: It is not possible to download IEC personalised application kits or Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) forms from these devices. You must use a laptop or a desktop computer.

We thank you for your interest and wish you the best of luck with the application process.

Cordialement, / Sincerely,

Unité Mobilité des Jeunes | Youth Mobility Unit
Ambassade du Canada en France | Embassy of Canada in France

Contact Latitude International Education for more details about working in Canada and internship in Canada. We look forward to helping you achieve your dreams!

Bonne courage!

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