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Canada and Luxembourg sign agreement

A bilateral youth mobility arrangement to open further channels for young people form Canadian and Luxembourg to travel and work in each other’s countries has been signed by Canada’s minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland and Luxembourg’s minister of Foreign and European Affairs Jean Asselborn.

With the addition of Luxembourg, there are now 35 partner countries and territories available to young Canadians. Photo: Pexels

The initial annual quota with Luxembourg will be 100 participants

“This new arrangement will give…youth the opportunity to broaden their perspective of the world”

The new arrangement will allow people aged 18 to 30 to work and travel for up to 12 months through the Working Holiday, International Co-op (Internship), and Young Professionals categories of the International Experience Canada program, which facilitates the process for young people to gain valuable international work experience and travel abroad.

With the addition of Luxembourg, there are now 35 partner countries and territories available to young Canadians looking for an international experience.

Each year, Canada and partner governments negotiate a reciprocal quota that sets the maximum number for participants that can be approved under the Youth Mobility Arrangement.

The initial annual quota with Luxembourg will be 100 participants.

“I am pleased that we are able to reach this arrangement with Luxembourg and further strengthen the great relationship between our countries,” said Freeland.

“This new arrangement will give Canadian and Luxembourgish youth the opportunity to broaden their perspective of the world and gain a better understanding of each other’s cultures, languages and societies while travelling and working abroad.”

Canada’s minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship  Ahmed Hussen added: “Giving youth the opportunity of international travel and work experience allows them to immerse themselves in a different culture and develop life skills, all while improving their employability back at home.”

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