Over the last week, Canada conducted new draws in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From March 22 to March 26, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 792 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of March 28, there are 13,615 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 18 ITAs for Australia, 5 ITAs for Belgium, 84 ITAs for Chile, 2 ITAs for Costa Rica, 5 ITAs for Croatia, 58 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 315 ITAs for France, 13 ITAs for Greece, 76 ITAs for Ireland, 9 ITAs for Italy, 6 ITAs for Japan, 52 ITAs for South Korea, 1 ITA for Luxembourg, 3 ITAs for New Zealand, 1 ITA for Norway, 12 ITAs for Portugal, 27 ITAs for Slovakia, 28 ITAs for Spain, 2 ITAs for Sweden, 8 ITAs for Switzerland, 22 ITAs for Taiwan, and 48 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 2,797 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