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.
- 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