Over the last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) held new draws in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From May 17 to May 21, the government issued 701 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of May 21, there are 15,726 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 16 ITAs for Australia, 72 ITAs for Chile, 18 ITAs for Costa Rica, 2 ITAs for Croatia, 12 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 9 ITAs for Denmark, 268 ITAs for France, 4 ITAs for Greece, 25 ITAs for Hong Kong, 75 ITAs for Ireland, 8 ITAs for Italy, 21 ITAs for Japan, 43 ITAs for South Korea, 8 ITAs for New Zealand, 2 ITAs for Norway, 22 ITAs for Portugal, 9 ITAs for Slovakia, 14 ITAs for Spain, 8 ITAs for Sweden, 1 ITA for Switzerland, and 64 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 9,149 ITAs under the IEC 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