The partnership between the youth offices of Wallonia-Brussels and Quebec
The Bureau International Jeunesse (BIJ) and LOJIQ - Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec support young people aged 18 to 35 in their international mobility projects. In 2019, they celebrated 35 years of cooperation, during which 25,000 young people had the chance to carry out a project across the Atlantic.
Wallonia-Brussels is the 2nd most popular destination for Quebec participants, behind France, and hundreds of young people are welcomed in the partner region each year.
International Experience Canada Agreement
Belgium and Canada concluded a mobility agreement in 2006, allowing young people to take part in the Working Holiday Program (WHP), one of the three categories of the International Experience Canada (IEC) programme.
The WHP is intended for young Belgians aged 18 to 30 (at the time of the application) domiciled in Belgium (when the application is submitted) and for canadian citizens aged 18 to 35, who want to travel while having the opportunity to work to support themselves.