On April 14, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) conducted a new Express Entry invitation round. In draw #182, IRCC invited candidates under the Provincial Nominee Program. IRCC issued Invitations to Apply (ITAs) to 266 provincial candidates, and the lowest score in this draw was 753 points, 25 points fewer than in the previous PNP-specific draw. The tie-breaking rule for this round March 01, 2021 at 15:22:18 UTC. As of April 12, 2021, there were 166,538 profiles in the system, 1,062 more compared to the previous update. In total, Canada invited 49,390 candidates to apply for permanent residence through Express Entry in 2021.
- Sudbury considered 12 applications in the Rural and Northern Pilot
- Nova Scotia invited 2 international graduate entrepreneurs under the new NSNP draw
- BCPNP issued 379 invitation in the new round
- AINP invited 250 candidates in Alberta Express Entry Stream
- The OINP issued invitations to apply in the Employer Job Offer: Foreign Worker Stream
- The Canadian-American border might be opened by late summer or early fall