The Immigration Department of Canada (Citizenship and Immigration Canada – CIC) runs the Working Holiday Visa scheme to target those young holiday immigrants who would like to work their way through their travel. The scheme is termed as the simplest visa offered by the CIC to make it easy to apply to. However, newer regulations have been introduced to make some changes to the existing system.
The biggest change is in the way applications are processed. Applications will not be processed chronologically. Regulations suggest changes where the applicant requires creating a profile to enter in pool with the other applicants. There will be single candidates’ pool for the two categories as per their respective countries. The first category is one for the young international co-op and young professionals, while the other is for individuals who want to work through their travel holiday.
The first step towards determining your profile eligibility starts with completing the ‘Come to Canada’ survey which takes 15 minutes for completion. The second step is to create a MyCIC account and an International Experience Canada (IEC) profile which determines if you are eligible for any of the candidates’ pool. Applicants might submit to one or more pools to move forward with the application.
Once you pass through this stage, aspiring immigrant will be invited to apply for the work permit. Once the invitation is offered by the CIC, you will have only 20 days to provide necessary documents. Extending the visa is not an option offered, but those immigrants who want to stay back in Canada as tourists can apply to the CIC to do so. Regulations will need you to apply at least 30 days before the date of expiry of the working holiday permit.
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Original Source: Visareporter