On April 1, 2021, the Department of Immigration (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. In round #181, Canada issued 5,000 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence and the lowest score dropped to 432 points, seventeen points fewer compared to round #179. The tie-breaking rule for this round was February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC. In total, IRCC already issued 49,124 invitations to apply in eleven draws of Express Entry. The last all-programs draw occurred on December 23, 2020.
- Nova Scotia held new draws in the Entrepreneur and the International Graduate Entrepreneur Streams
- Ontario invited 72 candidates under the Employer Job Offer: In-Demand Skills Stream
- Canada introduced delivery updates for temporary resident program and new LMIA exemption codes
- Canada lifted travel restrictions for direct flights from India
- 2021 Election results and immigration to Canada
- British Columbia invited 74 candidates under the BCPNP Tech