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Modification to Youth Mobility Arrangement Announced by Canada and Australia

The Honourable Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, Ahmed Hussen and Honourable Australia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton, today declared an agreement to extend the age range in the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among Canada and Australia regarding Youth Mobility. Through the amended MoU, young adults of Canada and Australia aged 18 to 35 will presently be able to work and travel through the program of International Experience Canada (I.E.C).

Major Amendment in the Youth Mobility Arrangement

Thoughtful of our great people-to-people ties, Australia is a significant source of international participants in I.E.C and Australia is consistently the best destination for the youth of Canada through the program. Raising the eligibility previously from 30 to 35 will present more openings for professionals who are experienced by both nations to obtain valuable skills in an international work environment. The I.E.C program promotes the process for young people to obtain valuable global work experience and travel overseas. There are 34 destinations accessible to youthful Canadians seeing for global work experience with I.E.C’s partner nations and regions. Higher than 200,000 Canadians have chosen work advantage and travel experiences contributed through the I.E.C program, and many returns to Canada with the experiences which are life-changing important to both their professional and personal lives.

Three categories that support below program:

• Participants of Working Holiday get Canada open work permits that enable them to work wherever in the host country, to continue their travels. • Participants of International Co-op will get employer-specific work grants that enable students to obtain targeted experience in their study field. • Young professionals members get an employer-specific work grant to obtain targeted, professional work experience that is in their study field of or career path.

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