A Youth Mobility Program agreement between Canada and Taiwan has been signed last month (April 15th to be exact). This arrangement, under Canada’s International Experience Canada (IEC) initiative, offers an exciting opportunity for Taiwanese youth aged 18 to 35 to gain a unique travel, work and life experience in Canada.
The program is expected to take effect on July 1, 2010 and 200 spaces will be available until the end of December 2010. The program participation fee is CAD$150 (NT$4500). Three programs available under IEC will be available. For more information, including eligibility, how to apply, and application forms, please check back on this website in June.
This category applies to applicants who intend to travel and work in Canada. It is the ideal formula for both students and non-students who want to supplement their travel experiences with temporary work. Participants under this category will generally receive a work permit for a one-year period. Click here for more info.
This category applies to applicants who intend to gain international professional work experience in their field. Participants under this category will have the opportunity to diversify their competencies and acquire professional skills and experience in Canada. After completing this category, participants will be better able to compete in an increasingly globalized economy. To be eligible, applicants must provide a letter of offer from their Canadian employer. Click here for more info.
This category applies to students who are registered at a post-secondary institution in Taiwan and who intend to fulfill part of their curriculum requirements in Canada by completing a pre-arranged work placement related to their field of study. If you are in a co-op education program, this is the category for you. To be eligible, applicants must provide a letter of offer from their Canadian employer and an official documentation from their post-secondary institution in Taiwan proving registration. Click here for more info.