In an updated issued today (September 7), the IRCC has stated that IEC candidates who are already listed in the Working Holiday pool and are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to provide a valid job offer to receive their Invitation to Apply (ITA).
This news comes when today the Canadian government has started easing travel restrictions for fully vaccinated travelers. IEC candidates who wish to travel to Canada to join their place of work will now only be required to provide a proof of vaccination of both doses of the approved vaccines, when they enter the country. Job offers already submitted will not be required to be submitted again.
IEC candidates who have not received any or both doses of the approved vaccines will still have to provide proof of a valid job offers when they arrive at Canadian borders and will be required to follow testing and quarantine guidelines, as would be applicable at their time of arrival.
Starting September 13, IEC will begin random draws to issue ITAs to candidates. Candidates are requested that if they do not intend to travel any time soon, they should decline the ITA. Declining the invitation will not affect their chances of receiving an ITA in the future and the candidates will continue to main in the pool for future rounds.
However, if IEC candidates accept the invitation, they are responsible to ensure that all requirements are met at the time of entering Canada.
We also recommend following the latest travel, testing, quarantine, and border restrictions information regularly updated on Canada’s travel webpage.