The IEC scheme allows people aged 18-35 from Ireland to work in Canada for up to two years, or three if they participate in the ‘international co-op’ category first.

Looking to go to Canada on a working holiday visa next year? The application system for the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme has been o(...)

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits will open to Irish citizens on Tuesday evening.

The first round of this year’s quota of popular Canadian working holiday permits were snapped up in 12 minutes on Tuesday night.They were expected to (...)

The first round of IEC working holiday visas for Canada were snapped up in a record seven minutes last year, and the second round in half an hour. Image: Getty

It’s that time of year again, when the mad scramble for Canadian working holiday visas begins. Citizenship and Immigration Canada announced las(...)

The Gardiner Expressway on the way into central Ontario,  Canada.  The Canadian  application system for  remaining permits available for Irish working holidaymakers this year opened at 9pm last night, but by 9.45pm a note had been posted on the government of Canada’s website to say the quota had been filled.  Photograph: Galit Rodan/Bloomberg

Any more Irish people hoping to move to Canada on a working holiday visa will have to wait until next year to apply after the second round of 3(...)

Canadan cities such as Toronto (pictured) have become an increasingly popular destinations for Irish emigrants in recent years. Photograph: Getty Images

Many Irish people planning to emigrate to Canada this year were left disappointed last night after the first allocation of 3,850 working holiday vi(...)

Canadian Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander said the number of visas for Irish people under the International Experience Canada scheme was to be increased because the Irish ‘do well in Canada’. Photograph: Government of Canada

The number of Canadian working holiday visas available to young Irish people is to increase by almost 70 per cent this year under a new agreeme(...)

The ESRI expects 78,000 people to have left the country in the 12 months to April 2014, a 14 per cent drop on the previous year’s figure of 89,000.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The number of people emigrating from Ireland is believed to be falling significantly as employment figures continue to improve, the Economic and So(...)