Providing greater opportunities for Canadian and San Marino youth

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Young people from Canada and the Republic of San Marino, located in the Italian Peninsula, will now have more opportunities to work and travel abroad, thanks to the signing of a Working Holiday Youth Mobility Arrangement between the two countries.

This new arrangement, as part of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program, will allow Canadian and San Marino youth to take an extended holiday abroad and work to pay for their expenses for up to one year.

The IEC program facilitates bilateral, reciprocal youth mobility agreements and arrangements with other countries to allow travel and work opportunities for young Canadians and foreign nationals aged 18 to 35. This arrangement with San Marino will be Canada's 33rd concluded youth mobility agreement.

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"This arrangement will make it easier for Canadian and San Marino youth to broaden their horizons through a valuable international travel and work experience, which will allow them to enhance their personal and professional development, giving them a competitive edge in today's job market."
Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on behalf of John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

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SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

For further information: Camielle Edwards, Minister's Office, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-954-1064; Media Relations, Communications Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650, CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca

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