Over the last week, the Canadian Immigration Department held new invitation rounds in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From May 3 to May 7, Canada issued 667 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of May 7, there are 15,532 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 25 ITAs for Australia, 9 ITAs for Belgium, 101 ITAs for Chile, 11 ITAs for Costa Rica, 28 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 8 ITAs for Denmark, 188 ITAs for France, 9 ITAs for Greece, 11 ITAs for Hong Kong, 81 ITAs for Ireland, 6 ITAs for Italy, 16 ITAs for Japan, 34 ITAs for South Korea, 1 ITA for Luxembourg, 9 ITAs for the Netherlands, 2 ITAs for New Zealand, 10 ITAs for Portugal, 10 ITAs for Slovakia, 14 ITAs for Spain, 4 ITAs for Sweden, 9 ITAs for Switzerland, 15 ITAs for Taiwan, and 66 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 7,617 ITAs under the IEC in 2021.
- Manitoba conducted unexpected MPNP draw #117
- Canada updated the temporary public policy for out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area
- Immigration Medical Examination requirements were updated for Express Entry
- OINP invited 758 new skilled trades candidates
- Statistics Canada introduced a study of the profile of immigrants in nursing and health care support occupations
- Canada – US border may reopen in fall