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I am going to Canada on a working holiday visa (IEC).

I am flying from Ireland to Vancouver and then to Edmonton.

I must present my documents to immigration officers at the Port of Entry in order to get a work permit issued.

Which airport should this be processed at, Vancouver (where I have a short stopover) or Edmonton (my destination)?

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You will pass through Canadian Immigration in Vancouver, where they will process your application for a work permit. Your flight from Vancouver to Edmonton will be a domestic flight with no formalities in Edmonton.

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    Thank you, it went exactly as you said. Note for fellow travellers: queueing at Immigration desk took 2 hours, I was very lucky to make my connecting flight. – Liam Mar 23 '15 at 12:31

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