Immigration for workers is possible after participation in the International Experience Canada (IEC). The IEC is a program that allows young foreigners to obtain a Work Permit in Canada for a period of one year. This initiative was developed by Canada in collaboration with other countries to increase international cultural exchange and global youth mobility of young people aged 18 to 30 (18 to 35 years old for Australia). Canada has such agreements with 35 countries and territories.
There are three categories in International Experience Canada: “Working Holiday”, “International Co-op Internship”, and “Young Professionals”. The most popular category of the program is the “Working Holiday”, as this is the only category in which you do not need to have a job offer. To apply in the other two categories, you will need to have a job offer, however, job offers in the IEC are LMIA-exempt.
Twelve months will be not enough time to gain at least one year of Canadian Work Experience, however, it may enable you several opportunities to become a Permanent Resident of Canada. First of all, you can apply again for another category of IEC to get another Work Permit, however, there might be a requirement of time you need to spend in your home country before the second application. Not all countries are allowed to apply for IEC for the second time. Secondly, you can build a strong relationship with your employer so he can apply for LMIA or simply offer you a position to support your second IEC application. Finally, the time spent in Canada will improve your knowledge skills, so you may score enough points in the Express Entry.