The Canadian government is committed to enhancing the relationship with this crucial ally in the Indo-Pacific region as it marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and South Korea this year.
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship, was represented by Ali Ehsassi, Member of Parliament for Willowdale, who highlighted the signing of a new Canada-South Korea Youth Mobility Arrangement. Through the International Experience Canada (IEC) program or its South Korean equivalent, this agreement intends to increase the number of youth from both countries who have access to foreign employment and travel possibilities.
What Changes Are Being Made to the New Youth Mobility Arrangement?
The new agreement provides significant enhancements over the 1995 Memorandum of Understanding, including:
- The eligible age range will expand from 18 to 30 to 18 to 35, enabling a larger pool of young people to take part.
- Along with the current Working Holiday category, two new streams—International Co-op (Internship) and Young Professionals—will be created, offering more opportunities for participation.
- Participants will typically have two opportunities to participate in the program, with each chance lasting up to 24 months.
The Canadian government expects the new agreement to go into effect in 2024, opening up new opportunities for employment and travel. Through this program, young people from Canada and South Korea will have better access to the labour market while also strengthening the interpersonal ties between our nations.
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