Over the last week, Canada held new invitation rounds in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From March 15 to March 19, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 682 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of March 22, there are 12,411 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 20 ITAs for Australia, 4 ITAs for Belgium, 78 ITAs for Chile, 7 ITAs for Costa Rica, 40 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 254 ITAs, for France, 13 ITAs for Greece, 88 ITAs for Ireland, 6 ITAs for Italy, 4 ITA for Japan, 40 ITAs for South Korea, 1 ITA for Luxembourg, 13 ITAs for Portugal, 14 ITAs for Slovakia, 15 ITAs for Spain, 11 ITAs for Switzerland, 17 ITAs for Taiwan, and 58 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 2,003 ITAs 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