Finland & Canada Youth Mobility Agreement Launches

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland have announced that the Canada–Finland Youth Mobility Agreement, signed on May 19, 2023, took effect on March 1, 2024.

This agreement will allow Canadian and Finnish nationals aged 18 to 35 to work and travel in each other’s country.

Working Holiday Programs of Canada and Finland
  • International Experience Canada (IEC) enables working holidays between Canada and over 35 partner countries. Citizens of partner countries who do not have a job offer but want to work in more than one location and/or for more than one employer in Canada may qualify for an open work permit.
  • Finland already has working holiday agreements in place with Australia (2002), New Zealand (2004) and Japan (2023).  An individual applicant may be granted a residence permit on the basis of the agreement once on each of the three grounds (working holiday agreement, work or internship). Each time, a residence permit can be granted for up to a year
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