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									International Experience Canada: Working Holiday Program
2011 (2nd tranche)

Working Holiday Program 2011(2nd tranche) Selection Process

Application Period: June 20(Mon)-June 24(Fri), 2011
(Only applications postmarked at a post office during this period will be considered.)

      Who is eligible to apply?

      Selection Process

      After the selection

      Note to applicants

      Frequently Asked Questions



Who is eligible to apply?

You must:

      Be a Korean national and resident in Korea
       (permanent resident card holders of other countries are not eligible)

      Intend to enter Canada primarily for a holiday for a specific period

      Be between 18-30 years of age at the time of application

      Not intend to be accompanied by dependents

      Have not previously received a work permit authorization letter through
       Canada‟s Working Holiday Program

      Possess a valid passport and round-trip airfare, or sufficient funds to purchase it




How do I apply?
Candidates are kindly asked to carefully read all instructions before submitting
their applications.

 IMPORTANT CHANGES

1. New Application for a Work Permit Made Outside of Canada (IMM 1295)

All Working Holiday Program applicants must complete, sign, and date the new IMM 1295
application form which can be found at:
http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/applications/work.asp

For assistance on completing the application, please refer to the Instruction Guide available
at the above-mentioned website. Also refer the Checklist below for tips on how to complete
the form. Please note the Embassy will not respond to enquiries for assistance on completing
the IMM 1295.

2. On-line application system

The section of the online application system that previously assisted applicants with filling out
the Work Permit application has been deleted as a new Application for a Work Permit Made
Outisde of Canada (IMM 1295) form is now in use. However, applicants must still complete
the online portion of their applications to generate their unique file number. Please
understand that all communication between the Embassy and applicants and the
announcement of the result of the 1st round will be made with the file numbers.
IMPORTANT: Applicants must write their unique file number on the upper left corner of their
application form and on their application envelope.

Candidates who submit their applications together with the other required documents after
they complete a new application form and apply online will be selected on a first-come,
first-served basis in the order of registration at a post office. Please see further
instructions under the 'Selection Process' section.




      End May-June, 2011:
       - Completion of a new application form and an on-line portion of an application
       - Documents preparation

      June 20-24, 2011:
       Submission of application package(only by mail)

      End June-July, 2011:
       Program eligibility determination for the 1st round

      August 5, 2011:
       Announcement of results for the 1st round

      August-Early September, 2011:
       Submission of GPP fee receipt and pre-stamped envelope.
       *NOTE: You will not be eligible for second round assessment if you do not
       submit GPP fee payment on schedule.


      September-November, 2011:
       Email IMM 1017 form to successful 1st round applicants who have successfully paid
       GPP fee. Successful 1st round applicants will complete the Immigration Medical
       Examination during this period.


      September-December, 2011:
       2nd round (Assessment for a work permit under Canada‟s Immigration and Refugee
       Protection Act)




* Step 1:
  Click on the link below and fill out a new application for a Work Permit (IMM 1295) form
   electronically.
  http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/pdf/kits/forms/IMM1295E.PDF

  IMPORTANT: TIPS FOR COMPLETING THE IMM 1295 APPLICATION FORM

      Page 2 “Contact Information” Question 6 Email Address: You must provide your valid
       email address as this will be the method of communication for receiving the medical
       instructions and form, if successful in the 1st round. Ensure to add “re-
       imseoul@international.gc.ca” to your email safe list.
      Page 2 “Details of Intended Work in Canada” Question 1: All Working Holiday
       Program applicants must select “International Experience Canada”.
      Page 3 “Details of Intended Work in Canada” Question 4 and 5: If you have an
       employment opportunity waiting for you in Canada, you must provide the requested
       details. If you do not already have intended work in Canada, simply write “Working
       Holiday Program” in both the Job Title” and “Brief description of duties” fields.
      Page 3 “Details of Intended Work in Canada” Question 6 Labour Market opinion No.:
       Write “N/A”.
      Page 3 “Employment”: You must provide all employment details for the past 10 years.
       If you have never had any previous employment, simply write your current activity
       (example: Student, etc.) in the “Current Activity/Occupation” field.

  After completing the IMM 1295 form, ensure to click the “Validate” button at the top or
  bottom of the form. A fifth page with barcodes and a signature line will automatically be
  created. Print, sign and date the form. To have your application considered as a complete
  one, you must submit all 5 pages.

  *Note:
   a. The IMM 1295 form requires you to have Adobe Reader version 8.1 or higher. The form
      can be completed and saved to your computer.
   b. Please write your file number which will be generated by the online application system
      below in a blank space on the upper left corner of the 1st page of your application form.


* Step 2:
  Click on the link below and complete the on-line portion of your application.

 Apply for the 2nd tranche of Canada's Working Holiday Program 2011

 Applicants should complete the online portion of their applications to generate their file
 numbers. Please ensure that you write your file number on the blank space on the
 upper left corner of the 1st page of the application form and the application
 envelope.

 Forget your file number?

Under this system, you will be able to reconfirm your file number whenever necessary. Click
the second link above and input your Resident ID Number and E-mail address to
pull up your application number.


* Step 3:
  Complete the application and gather all of the following additional documents.
  You can confirm the list of required documents in the Checklist below.
  You are not required to submit the completed checklist with the required documents.

  Please download and complete the Checklist for an application for a Work Permit under the
  Canada-Korea Working Holiday Program. Ensure to submit your required documents listed
  in the Checklist in the correct order in order to avoid processing delays.
  : Checklist | PDF

  * Note:
  a. All documents not originally prepared in English or French must be accompanied by a
     translation. Please note that incorrect translation may result in refusal of your
      application. The submitted application form and documents will not be returned. Be
     sure not to include your original passport and bank books.

  b. The visa officer reviewing the work permit application may request additional
     documents, including a police certificate from any countries you have visited. Failure to
     submit any of the documents requested may result in a rejection of your application.
     You may also be requested to attend an interview.




* Step 4:
  Mail your application, along with the required documents, to the address indicated below
  between June 20 and June 24, 2011. Applications will not be received by fax or email.
  Only applications postmarked on or between these dates will be accepted.
  (Make sure to address the envelope to the Working Holiday Program and write your file
   number on the application envelope.)

Mail to:
2011 Working Holiday Program Coordinator
Embassy of Canada
16-1 Jeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul 100-120




Selection Process:

Applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis in the order of
registration at a post office. Applications with incomplete or inaccurate information will be
rejected. A wait-list will also be created to substitute any applicants who subsequently decide
to withdraw their applications. Please note that even if you submit your application before
the deadline, you may be rejected if any of the required documents are incomplete,
inaccurate, or missing.

Medical Examination Procedures for Working Holiday Program 2011:

Please note that as of 2011, only those applicants who have succesfully passed the 1st round
selection process will be contacted and invited to complete an Immigration Medical
Examination as part of their 2nd round assessment, which is anticipated to take place mid-
September to December 2011. Please ensure you do not visit a Designated Medical Centre to
complete a medical examination until you receive email instructions and a medical report
form (IMM 1017) from the Canadian Embassy. The medical centres will not complete any
examination unless you have a valid IMM 1017.
Upon receipt of the medical instructions and the IMM 1017 form, applicants are strongly
recommended to complete the Immigration Medical Examination within 10 working days of
the date they receive the email from the Embassy. Extensions will not normally be possible.
Failure to comply with the requirement to submit to the medical examination on request may
result in the refusal of the application.

IMPORTANT: The cost of the Immigration Medical Examination is the responsibility of the
applicant and is non-refundable, even in the case that your application is refused during
the 2nd round assessment. Completion of the Immigration Medical Examination and/or
payment of the Global Participation Fee does not guarantee approval of your Working Holiday
Program application.

In the past, some participants have left Korea for another country after they were selected in
the first round and inquired whether they can complete the Immigration Medical Examination
in their resident country. In order to facilitate rapid processing and transfer of the medical
results, candidates can only complete the Immigration Medical Examination on receipt of this
medical report form (IMM 1017), which contains unique client and application identifiers at a
Designated Medical Centre in Korea.




Result of the selection:

A list of the eligible applicants for the second tranche will be posted on the Embassy website
on August 5, 2011. Due to the high volume of applications processed, we are not able to
respond by telephone or in-person to inquiries on the status and outcome of your application.
Inquiries on application procedures will be accepted by email only.
- Email: seoul.application@international.gc.ca

* Note:
  Please proceed to a next step after confirming your result from the 1st round.
  You can confirm the results from the 1st round with the following:

  1) Canadian Embassy Website:
    Lists of the successful and waitlisted applicants for the 1st round will be posted on the Embassy
    website on August 5th, 2011. (You can start preparing for the 2nd round once you confirm your
    results for the 1st round.)

  2) E-mail notification:
    All applicants will be sent e-mails notifying them of their results for the 1st round.
    Messages from the account „seoul.application@international.gc.ca‟ may be sent to your junk
    mail folder directly or fail to be sent to your inbox. If you don’t receive an e-mail notification
    about your result of the 1st round after August 5th, 2011, please contact the Embassy with the
    e-mail above. Applicants are responsible for confirming receipt of the e-mail.

*Note:
The Immigration Section of the Canadian Embassy will send you the medical report form (IMM 1017),
which contains unique client and application identifiers, by e-mail. Please ensure that email received
from ‘re-imseoul@international.gc.ca’ is not auto-forwarded to your junk mail folder.
After the selection:

Once the results of the 1st round are posted on the Embassy website on August 5th, 2011, the
first step is that successful applicants must pay the Global Program Participation (GPP) fee.

Medical Examination Procedures for Working Holiday Program 2011:

Please note that as of 2011, only those applicants who have succesfully passed the 1st round
selection process will be contacted and invited to complete an Immigration Medical
Examination as part of their 2nd round assessment, which is anticipated to take place mid-
September to December 2011. Please ensure you do not visit a Designated Medical Centre to
complete a medical examination until you receive email instructions and a medical report
form (IMM 1017) from the Canadian Embassy. The medical centres will not complete any
examination unless you have a valid IMM 1017.




Note to applicants:

We strongly recommend that you do not purchase your airline ticket until you receive
your Letter of Introduction. In the past, participants have purchased their tickets in
advance and requested that the Embassy expedite the issuance of their work permit
authorization letter. Given the volume of applicants, such requests cannot and will not be
accommodated.

Application to the Working Holiday Program is a two-step process:

1) 1st round: Program eligibility determination
2) 2nd round: Assessment for a work permit under Canada‟s immigration and refugee
               protection act

Whether an applicant is approved for a work permit or not is based on an assessment and
decision under Canada's Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Therefore, submitting the
medical notification form and the GPP fee does not guarantee approval of a work permit to
Canada.




Frequently Asked Questions:

When will I receive my medical instructions and IMM 1017?

The medical instructions and medical report form IMM 1017 will be emailed to you. This is
part of the 2nd round assessment which we anticipate will begin mid-September until early
December 2011. Until you receive email instructions from the Canadian Embassy, ensure you
do not visit any medical centre in relation to your Working Holiday Program application. Also
ensure to add the following email address to your email safelist to avoid missing any
important communication from the Embassy: „re-imseoul@international.gc.ca‟.

Can I submit the application via quick service or in person?

No. We accept postmarked applications only.
As a Korean citizen, can I apply for the WHP from a foreign country?

You must be a Korean national and resident in Korea at the time of application.

I am planning to leave for another country after submitting the documents for the
1st round. Can I take the Immigration Medical Examination in any foreign country
other than in Korea if I am selected in the 1st round?

No. You must complete the Working Holiday Program Immigration Medical Examination at
one of the designated medical centres in Korea. The list of designated medical centres will be
published on our website as we approach the timeframe for the 2nd round assessment.
Please check our website regularly for updated information.

By when do I need to enter Canada?

You must seek entry at a Canadian Port of Entry on or before the expiry date indicated on
the Letter of Introduction. For the majority of eligible applicants for the 2nd tranche, this will
be September 1, 2012. In some cases, for example if the medical examination was
completed prior to September 1, 2011, the Letter of Introduction will expire prior to
September 1, 2012.

For this reason, it is important to carefully make note of the validity of the Letter of
Introduction. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the content of the Letter
of Introduction you should send an enquiry in English or French to the Canadian Embassy
Visa and Immigration section by following the instructions at:
http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/korea-coree/offices-
bureaux/enquiry_renseignements.aspx?lang=eng

Can I defer my due date to enter Canada after I receive a work permit authorization
letter?

No. You must enter Canada by the date provided on your Letter of Introduction.

Do I need a medical examination?

Yes. In almost all cases, Working Holiday Program applicants are required to complete the
regulation requirement of an Immigration Medical Examination.

How long will the work permit be valid?

The maximum validity of the work permit issued is 12 months from the date of your initial
entry into Canada. It cannot be renewed under the Working Holiday program.

Can I visit other countries while I’m in Canada with a Working Holiday Visa?

Yes. You can visit other countries and re-enter Canada with a Working Holiday Visa during
the validity of your work permit.

Can I enter Canada with a copy of the authorization letter?

No. You must show the original authorization letter at the port of entry.
I renewed my passport after having received my Letter of Introduction. Do I have
to inform the Canadian Embassy of this?

No. It is not necessary to change your Letter of Introduction or to contact the Canadian
Embassy in this specific case. Make note of the date you must enter Canada on your LOI.
Upon entering Canada, notify the Port of Entry officer of your situation so that your Work
Permit will be issued in accordance with your valid passport information. It is recommended
that you bring with you a photocopy of your previous passport in addition to your current
valid passport.

Can I cancel my application, get a refund of my GPP fee and reapply for the WHP in
future after a work permit authorization letter is issued to me?

No. Once you receive a Letter of Introduction for the Working Holiday Program, you can
neither cancel your participation nor have your GPP fee refunded. You cannot reapply for the
WHP either.

The GPP fee will only be refunded in the following cases:

1.   Your WHP application has been refused in the 2nd round with the exception if you have
     misrepresented yourself on your application.
2.   You have requested in writing and in English or French, a signed letter requesting your
     application be withdrawn. This must be done prior to the issuance of a Letter of
     Introduction.

Any fee associated with the Immigration Medical Examination is the responsibility of the
applicant and is non-refundable.

Can I stay in Canada after my work permit expires?

Yes. However, you must apply for an appropriate permit/visa in Canada to extend your stay
at least 30 days before your work permit expires. Please keep in mind that your work permit
cannot be renewed or extended under the Working Holiday Program. Please refer to the
following web site for information on extending your stay/changing your status in Canada

Can I enter Canada while my work permit is still in process?

The port of entry officer will decide whether to admit you into Canada or not. We strongly
recommend that you wait until your application for a work permit has been finalized before
entering Canada.

How long does it take to receive a final decision on my work permit application
after I complete my Immigration Medical Examination?

Our objective is to finalize 80% of Working Holiday Program applications within 14 days of
the Immigration Medical Examination and 90% within 28 days of the Immigration Medical
Examination. In order to benefit from this service standard, candidates must follow the
medical examination procedures described in the “After the selection” section, above.
Therefore, please do not contact the Canadian Embassy in Seoul with a status enquiry until it
has been at least 20 working since the immigration medical physical examination.
The 2nd round, during which work permit applications are assessed in accordance with
Canada‟s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, is anticipated to begin mid-September to
December, 2011.

What happenes if I have a legal name change after submitting my application and
all my required documents?

If you have passed the 1st round, it is important you notify the Canadian Embassy in writing
– either in English or French – of any legal name change by following the procedures detailed
on our website at: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/korea-coree/offices-
bureaux/enquiry_renseignements.aspx?lang=eng.

You will be required to submit legal documents to support your name change. This includes
an updated ROK Identification Certificate and any other supporting documentation an officer
may request.

If you have already been issued a Letter of Introduction with your previous name(s), please
ensure to contact us per the instructions above prior to proceeding to Canada as a new LOI
must be issued to you in order to facilitate entry to Canada.

								
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