加拿大駐台北貿易辦事處（CTOT）十分高興宣佈和駐加拿大台北經濟文化代表處（TECO）於 2010 年 4 月 15 日簽署「加台青年交流瞭解備忘錄」（MOU）。此協議是由加拿大的「體驗加拿大」（IEC）計劃所推動，提供機會給 18 至 35 歲的台灣青年前往加拿大體驗獨特的旅遊、工作以及生活經驗。
MOU 自 2010 年 7 月 1 日起生效，2010 年 12 月底以前開放 200 個名額。本計畫的參加費用為 150 加幣（台幣 4,500 元）。本網站為您概略說明 IEC 的三個類型。如欲得知更多資訊，包括資格、申請流程、申請表格等，請於 6 月再上本網站查詢。
Is the International Experience Canada right for you? These frequently asked questions and answers will help you decide.
Q:Who can participate in the exchange programs?
Q:I am not a student. Can I still participate?
Q:I would like to study and work in Canada. Can these programs help me?
Q:Is my home country participating in these programs?
Q:How much does it cost?
Q:How do I participate?
Q:When can I apply?
Q:Do you provide any financial assistance?
Q:Will you help me find a job?
Q:Will you help me find a place to stay? Make travel plans?
Q:What types of jobs are there in Canada?
Q:Where can I obtain an application form?
Q:What role does Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada play?
Q:Why should I participate? What's in it for me?
Q: Who can participate in the exchange programs?
A: Youth between 18 and 35 years of age can participate. Some countries limit the age of participants to 30 years old. Be sure to check the conditions specific to your country.
Q: I am not a student. Can I still participate?
A: Of course! Our program is open to students, workers or just individuals wanting to travel and acquire work experience in Canada.
Q: I would like to study and work abroad. Can these programs help me?
A: No. The programs may not be combined with studies.
Q: Is my home country participating in these programs?
A: We have programs in several countries and are adding new ones all the time. Please see the list of all participating countries.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: There are participation fees of 150$ Canadian, but bigger costs will depend on your travel expenses, the exchange rate you will get for the Canadian dollar, the price of housing in Canada, the city or region where you will decide to live, etc.
Q: How do I participate?
A: Visiting the website is a good start. You can learn about the different opportunities available by visiting the section How it works.
Q: When can I apply?
A: With a few exceptions, the programs are offered year-round. Check specific conditions of the program your home country.
Q: Do you provide any financial assistance?
A: No, we do not provide any financial assistance. Each participant must make his or her own travel arrangements, pay for airfare and program fees, where applicable, and find employment once in Canada.
Q: Will you help me find a job?
A: No, this is your responsibility. Some categories require that participants secure employment before leaving their country and entering Canada.
Q: Will you help find a place to stay? Make travel plans?
A: These decisions are your responsibility. If you participate through one of our partner organizations, you will receive great support in terms of choosing a destination and planning your trip.
Q: What types of jobs are there in Canada?
A: All kinds. It depends on what you want to do and how hard you want to look for a job. Many of our participants find work in restaurants, hotels, pubs, the travel industry, banks, and many other areas of employment. Usually, the hospitality industry is willing to take foreign youth for short employment periods. You could also obtain international work experience in science, law, health, education or commerce.
Q: Where can I obtain an application form?
A: If you want to arrange your own experience, applications are usually made available through Canadian embassies or consulates in your home country. Please consult the participating countries page for the appropriate addresses. If you want help planning your experience abroad, contact our partner organizations directly.
Q: What role does Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada play?
A: Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) provides opportunities for young Canadians to travel, learn and work abroad by identifying partners and negotiating agreements with them. We also work to provide Canadians with information about these programs. The International Experience Canada is offered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, in collaboration with selected foreign governments. The programs are managed abroad by Foreign Affairs through embassies, high commissions or consulates, in close collaboration with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
Q: Why should I participate? What’s in it for me?
A: The job market is increasingly competitive in the world. Participants in these programs develop a number of skills that will be attractive to employers, especially those with international operations. Generally, our participants have an adventurous spirit, are willing to challenge the unknown and to identify their own opportunities. Employers sometimes refer to them as “trailblazers” who demonstrate initiative, resourcefulness and leadership. Traits such as these prevail in a highly competitive and global economy in which individuals are often expected to be able to communicate efficiently in more than one language, and to understand other cultures and values.