Canada signs a new Youth Mobility Arrangement with Luxembourg
The Honorable Chrysta Freeland, the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister of Foreign Affairs signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement. The Memorandum of Understanding will help young Canadians to live and work in Luxembourg through the International Experience Canada Program.
The new arrangement will help to establish further channels of exchange between Canada and Luxembourg. The Youth Mobility Arrangement will allow individuals aged 18 to 30 to work and as well as travel for up to 12 months through the several categories under the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. Canadian youth will travel and work in Luxembourg through the Working Holiday, International Co-op (Internship), and Young Professionals categories.
Benefits of Youth Mobility Arrangement
With the help of the new arrangement, Luxembourgish youth will have an opportunity to travel and work in Canada, while Canadian youth will travel and work in Luxembourg.
Young people will gain valuable international work experience and as well as travel abroad through The IEC program which facilitates the process. Young Canadians now have 35 partner countries and territories available where they can look for an international experience with the addition of Luxembourg.
Under the Youth Mobility Arrangement, Canada and partner governments negotiate a reciprocal quota. This helps to set the maximum number for participants that can be approved each year. As per the agreement, the initial annual quota with Luxembourg will be 100.
Luxembourg is a country with highly developed banking, steel, and industrial sectors. It is known as the “Green Heart of Europe”.
International Experience Canada program has helped More than 200,000 Canadians to gain life-changing experiences valuable to both their personal and professional lives.
Candidates can participate in the program under 3 categories:
Working Holiday: participants can work anywhere in the host country after receiving open work permits. This also allows them, to support their travels.
International Co-op (Internship): students can gain targeted experience in their field of study by receiving employer-specific work permits.
Young Professionals: to gain targeted, professional work experience within their field of study or career path, applicants receive an employer-specific work permit.