On March 1, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officially opened the International Experience Canada program. Unfortunately, due to some technical difficulties, some IEC pools for the 2021 season did not open today. This was announced by IRCC on Twitter. In addition, COVID-19 has negatively impacted the Working Holiday category. Due to travel restrictions currently in place in Canada, all Working Holiday candidates must obtain a job offer from a Canadian employer in order to be invited to apply for an IEC work permit.