How to apply

There are two stages to the application process

Stage one - Please complete the online IENA Work Abroad Program application and upload your supporting documents to your IENA account.

Supporting Documents checklist:

  • Program reference
  • Copy of passport bio page (the page with your photo)
  • Insurance Declaration

When all documents have been uploaded to your account and your application is complete we will assess your application and then invoice you for payment of the program fee.  After payment is processed you can move to stage two of the application process.

Stage Two - Apply for a Port of Entry Letter of Introduction (work permit approval) via Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC). 

IENA will provide complete step-by-step instructions for all stages of the application process.

2017 PROGRAM NOW OPEN!  Please apply at least 8 weeks prior to your intended date of travel to Canada.  It is strongly advised not to book flights or make any travel plans before you receive your entry documents to Canada.

Please email if you have questions or need help with the application.

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“I greatly improved my French skills working in Montreal.  I was also lucky enough to see Paul McCartney play on the Plains of Abraham for free.  I also joined a band in Montreal for the summer and got to play a few gigs.  It was the greatest experience ever!” WC, Work in Canada
“The process for getting a visa was made so simple!  Very nice!” AC, Work in Canada