Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted new invitation rounds in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From May 10 to May 14, Canada issued 890 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of May 14, there are 15,659 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 34 ITAs for Australia, 4 ITAs for Belgium, 192 ITAs for Chile, 12 ITAs for Costa Rica, 2 ITAs for Croatia, 25 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 16 ITAs for Denmark, 242 ITAs for France, 2 ITAs for Greece, 12 ITAs for Hong Kong, 81 ITAs for Ireland, 9 ITAs for Italy, 25 ITAs for Japan, 51 ITAs for South Korea, 8 ITAs for the Netherlands, 8 ITAs for New Zealand, 3 ITAs for Norway, 16 ITAs for Portugal, 9 ITAs for Slovakia, 27 ITAs for Spain, 4 ITAs for Sweden, 7 ITAs for Switzerland, 17 ITAs for Taiwan, and 84 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 8,503 ITAs under the IEC in 2021.
- Canada continues to tackle the forced displacement issue in the Americas
- Thunder Bay issued 15 recommendations under the RNIP
- Job vacancies in Canada have hit a new peak
- Ottawa to ease vaccine requirements and make ArriveCan optional
- Canada to launch a new TR2PR program
- IRCC transitions to 100% digital applications for permanent residence programs