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IEC 2014 Discussion/Stage 1 - READ FIRST POST BEFORE POSTING

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Raj.singh


    Hi all,

    I am fresh graduate with hons degree in mechanical engineering and looking to go on the IEC 2014 programme. I wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge about job availability for mechanical engineers ? I am planning to go to toronto.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Raj.singh


    can someone reply? ^^^

    pls


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,505 adamski8


    Raj.singh wrote: »
    can someone reply? ^^^

    pls

    How the hell would any of us know? Why would someone who is already in canada be looking at this thread and your post?


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭ JenL


    Raj.singh wrote: »
    Hi all,

    I am fresh graduate with hons degree in mechanical engineering and looking to go on the IEC 2014 programme. I wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge about job availability for mechanical engineers ? I am planning to go to toronto.

    Thanks.

    Hi Raj Singh,
    Not sure on mechanical engineers in Toronto but maybe join the 'Irish in Toronto' page on Facebook and do some job searches in Canada and see what's out there for recent graduates with limited experience. Good luck!


  • Registered Users Posts: 2 p_fzg


    Just wondering whether as an Irish citizen you can apply for the IEC from abroad, planning on going traveling in February 2014 and may end up having to apply from Asia, is this possible?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    p_fzg wrote: »
    Just wondering whether as an Irish citizen you can apply for the IEC from abroad, planning on going traveling in February 2014 and may end up having to apply from Asia, is this possible?

    More than likely the applications will have opened before February, but either way you can apply from overseas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,453 ✭✭✭✭ WoollyRedHat


    Just wondering .. Is there a summer programme ala a J1 and if not, what are the implications of going on a 2- year visa but only using it for 3-4 months?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    Just wondering .. Is there a summer programme ala a J1 and if not, what are the implications of going on a 2- year visa but only using it for 3-4 months?

    It just means that you'll waste 20 months of a 24 month visa. You can't apply a second time though. As far as I know there's no J1 programme.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,453 ✭✭✭✭ WoollyRedHat


    So if I wanted to return to Canada at a future date to work, I wouldn't be able to? Is there not a time limit?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,066 ✭✭✭ SeaSlacker


    Well, in theory, within the two year period of the visa, you could enter & exit Canada as you pleased, so if you wanted to spend all your time off college working in Canada, no one'd say boo to you.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 6,162 ✭✭✭ Augmerson


    I heard, though not from any official or authorised source, that Ireland alone will get 10,000 visa allocations on the IEC program for 2014. Is that just a load of baloney or what?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    Augmerson wrote: »
    I heard, though not from any official or authorised source, that Ireland alone will get 10,000 visa allocations on the IEC program for 2014. Is that just a load of baloney or what?

    That's supposed to be the case although it hasn't been confirmed yet. They'll still go in about two weeks though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 166 ✭✭ JenL


    Augmerson wrote: »
    I heard, though not from any official or authorised source, that Ireland alone will get 10,000 visa allocations on the IEC program for 2014. Is that just a load of baloney or what?

    It has been confirmed by the CIC that there are 10,000 IEC visas available to Irish applicants in 2014. I reckon they'll go fast like this year too though.

    http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2012/2012-10-05.asp


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 danotroy


    there is definitely a latent demand for 10,000 visas but i reckon it will take slightly longer for 10,000 people to figure out the process and get their act together. I know many people here in australia who want to apply but have not yet looked into how its done and are oblivious to the process. I reckon 1000's will go in the first few days but 10,000 to me seems like a large number of visas. However upon reading that article I now retract everything i said above as in 2013 we were given 6,350 visas, i was under the impression we were only given 2,500 or so visas.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 nologo


    Hey guys,

    Thanks for all the great info so far. A friend and I are planning to head over to Vancouver next year.

    What's the best preparation you can do for the IEC application process opening? Set on going now and I don't want to miss out. I know there's no point in doing anything now as it's too far off but what can you have ready at the time?

    Maybe this isn't the best thread for this question but if any of you folk are already over there you might be reading this.

    Cheers lads and hopefully we'll see some of you out there for a pint/match/bag of milk/pancake covered in maple syrup.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    nologo wrote: »
    What's the best preparation you can do for the IEC application process opening? Set on going now and I don't want to miss out. I know there's no point in doing anything now as it's too far off but what can you have ready at the time?

    Irish police check and one for any country you lived in for more than six months. Although they can't be any more than 3 months old at the time of you applying. Make sure your passport is valid for the entire duration of your visa. I think that's all you can really have ready before applications open.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,660 ✭✭✭ cloudatlas


    I'm just taking a gander at this for a future option. Reports said that last year the quota was filled in 2 days. What does that mean? Do you have to hover around on your pc until the acceptance date and then press submit to be in with a chance to win? My Oz WHV came through almost immediately obviously this is very different. Pleased to hear that they are increasing the number of people they're letting in.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,613 ✭✭✭ zweton


    Does anyone know if you can apply for the 2014 visas if you have been rejected for this years process?
    The canadian IEC visa process is a joke!


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    cloudatlas wrote: »
    I'm just taking a gander at this for a future option. Reports said that last year the quota was filled in 2 days. What does that mean? Do you have to hover around on your pc until the acceptance date and then press submit to be in with a chance to win? My Oz WHV came through almost immediately obviously this is very different. Pleased to hear that they are increasing the number of people they're letting in.

    They went in 4 days. You get "conditionally accepted" first, which only takes a couple of hours, that's why the quota was filled so quick. They'll still let a few hundred more apply after the quota is filled to make up for those conditionally accepted getting refused a visa during the second stage of the application.

    So yes, you'll pretty much just have to be checking the IEC website constantly from the end of December so you don't miss out when the applications open.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 nologo


    bopper wrote: »
    They went in 4 days. You get "conditionally accepted" first, which only takes a couple of hours, that's why the quota was filled so quick. They'll still let a few hundred more apply after the quota is filled to make up for those conditionally accepted getting refused a visa during the second stage of the application.

    So yes, you'll pretty much just have to be checking the IEC website constantly from the end of December so you don't miss out when the applications open.

    So it's just a feeding frenzy. Do they announce the date before hand at all?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    nologo wrote: »
    So it's just a feeding frenzy. Do they announce the date before hand at all?

    Unfortunately not but it'll sometime between Xmas and the end of January.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 nologo


    bopper wrote: »
    Unfortunately not but it'll sometime between Xmas and the end of January.

    That is hilarious. The F5 key is going to get fairly worn out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,660 ✭✭✭ cloudatlas


    nologo wrote: »
    That is hilarious. The F5 key is going to get fairly worn out.

    That sucks especially if you have other things to keep you occupied and can't sit at the PC all day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 nologo


    cloudatlas wrote: »
    That sucks especially if you have other things to keep you occupied and can't sit at the PC all day.

    Yes exactly. I really hate the idea of missing out on two years in Canada because I wasn't glued to a computer.


  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ againstthetide


    There are ways of getting an email when a page changes on the internet.
    You sign up and enter the page name, it polls the page every few hours for changes and when there is a change it'll send you an email


  • Registered Users Posts: 556 danotroy


    There are ways of getting an email when a page changes on the internet.
    You sign up and enter the page name, it polls the page every few hours for changes and when there is a change it'll send you an email

    what would this be called?


  • Registered Users Posts: 491 ✭✭ againstthetide


    danotroy wrote: »
    what would this be called?

    http://www.watchthatpage.com/


  • Registered Users Posts: 6 ✭✭✭ SteveOwen


    zweton wrote: »
    Does anyone know if you can apply for the 2014 visas if you have been rejected for this years process?
    The canadian IEC visa process is a joke!

    would like to know myself... made alot of mistakes on my kompass account while filling it out.... will it do any harm for next years process


  • Registered Users Posts: 46 ✭✭✭ fredchest


    bopper wrote: »
    Irish police check and one for any country you lived in for more than six months. Although they can't be any more than 3 months old at the time of you applying. Make sure your passport is valid for the entire duration of your visa. I think that's all you can really have ready before applications open.


    say if you lived in Oz seven years ago, for a year. Would I still need a police report? if so how do I get this?

    What documents does one need for the IEC programme, beside valid passport for two years and police report?
    Proof of address? i.e. bank statment, credit card bill/ birth cert?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,019 bopper


    fredchest wrote: »
    say if you lived in Oz seven years ago, for a year. Would I still need a police report? if so how do I get this?

    What documents does one need for the IEC programme, beside valid passport for two years and police report?
    Proof of address? i.e. bank statment, credit card bill/ birth cert?

    I applied for my Oz police check while I was still in the country, but I think you can apply online from anywhere.

    You don't need any proof of address, your passport is enough proof that you're an Irish citizen.


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