Be a citizen (passport holder) of Ireland or one of the 30 countries that have a bilateral youth mobility agreement with Canada.
Have a valid passport for the duration of their stay in Canada (the work permit issued will not be longer than the validity of the passport).
Be between the ages of 18 and 35 (inclusive) at the time of application (the upper age limit depends on the applicant’s country of citizenship).
Have the equivalent of CAD$2,500 on landing to help cover initial expenses.
Have health insurance for the duration of their working holiday visa in Canada
(participants may have to present evidence of this insurance at the point of entry in Canada)
Have, prior to departure, a round-trip ticket or the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket for the end of their authorized stay in Canada.
Citizens of certain countries are also required to be resident in their country of citizenship at the time they apply for their IEC Working Holiday visa in Canada.