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Canada working holiday quota for Taiwan raised to 1,250 historic high

2019/05/16 12:47:55

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Taipei, May. 16 (CNA) More Taiwanese will be able to have a working holiday in Canada in 2019 after the country raised its quota for Taiwanese participation in the program from 1,000 to 1,250, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said Thursday.

The Canadian government informed Taiwan May 9 about the 250 additional quota spaces for the remainder of this year because of an enthusiastic response from local young people, said Regine Chen (陳慧蓁), deputy head of the MOFA's Department of North American Affairs.

Under the program, people aged 18-35 from the two countries are allowed to travel and work in each other's countries for up to one year.

According to information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the 250 additional quota this year includes 200 working holiday-goers, 15 internships and 35 young professional slots.

The Canadian government makes adjustments on working holiday quotas each year and applications officially begin May 15.

Meanwhile, Taiwan currently still offers 1,000 places for Canadians aged 18-35 to travel and work in Taiwan for up to a year, according to MOFA.

(By Joseph Yeh)