Italy joined the International Experience Canada program
On December 11, 2020, Italy and Canada announced the signing of the bilateral Youth Mobility Agreement between the two countries. Thus, Italy became the 36th country with which Canada has formal youth mobility arrangements. This agreement allows Canadians and Italians between 18 and 35 years old to get a work permit for one year. Candidates are allowed two participations in the International Experience Canada. Candidates from Italy can apply for IEC work permits in all three streams: Working Holiday, International Co-op, and Young Professionals. Earlier, Italians could only apply for a Working Holiday stream and were eligible for a work permit for a duration of six months.