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My International Experience Canada application was approved, but I didn’t go to Canada. Does that count as a participation?

No. As of January 9, 2023, it only counts as a participation if you arrive in Canada and receive your work permit.

In the past, getting a port of entry (POE) letter of introduction counted as a participation. The definition of a participation changed to help youth who could not come to Canada before their POE letter expired.

If you applied before January 9, 2023

If you didn’t come to Canada before your POE letter expired, it doesn’t count as a participation. If you’re still eligible, you can create a new profile.

When to create a new profile

You must wait until your POE letter expires to create a new profile.

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