This post is an excerpt quoted from the original news release by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada on May 3, 2018.

Memorandum of Understanding will give young Canadians the opportunity to live and work in Portugal through the International Experience Canada Program

New Opportunity: IEC Program Expands to Portugal“The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and José Luís Carneiro, Secretary of State of Portuguese Communities Abroad, today signed a new bilateral Youth Mobility Arrangement between Canada and Portugal.

“This new arrangement on youth mobility will open further channels of exchange between Canadian and Portuguese young people. It will allow Canadian and Portuguese youth aged 18 to 35 to work and travel through the Working Holiday, International Co-op, and Young Professional streams of the International Experience Canada (IEC) Program. This new arrangement will provide an opportunity for Portuguese youth to travel and work in Canada, while young Canadians may travel and work in Portugal.

“The IEC Program facilitates the process for young people to gain valuable international work experience and travel abroad. The addition of Portugal adds one more fantastic destination to the 33 partner countries and territories already available to young Canadians looking for an international experience. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, who is currently touring several Canadian cities…”

To read the full release and find out more about Canadian-Portuguese relations, click here