Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new rounds of invitations in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From May 24 to May 28, the government issued 424 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of May 28, there are 16,386 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 21 ITAs for Australia, 5 ITAs for Belgium, 4 ITAs for Costa Rica, 1 ITA for Croatia, 47 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 107 ITAs for France, 10 ITAs for Greece, 59 ITAs for Ireland, 6 ITAs for Italy, 3 ITAs for Japan, 3 ITAs for South Korea, 19 ITAs for the Netherlands, 15 ITAs for Slovakia, 38 ITAs for Spain, 6 ITAs for Sweden, 14 ITAs for Switzerland, 35 ITAs for Taiwan, and 31 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 9,490 ITAs under the IEC in 2021.
- Quebec invited 69 candidates in the fourth round of Arrima in 2021
- Fully vaccinated international students can be exempted from mandatory quarantine
- Ontario issued 583 NOIs in the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Canada invited 1,002 provincial nominees in the Express Entry draw #193
- British Columbia held a new draw
- Canada’s new Oath of Citizenship officially recognizes First Nations, Inuit and Metis rights