Over the last week, Canada conducted new invitation rounds in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From April 4 to April 8, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 938 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of April 8, there are 14,886 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 15 ITAs for Australia, 5 ITAs for Belgium, 134 ITAs for Chile, 5 ITAs for Costa Rica, 4 ITAs for Croatia, 57 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 1 ITA for Denmark, 239 ITAs for France, 15 ITAs for Greece, 3 ITAs for Hong Kong, 243 ITAs for Ireland, 6 ITAs for Italy, 10 ITAs for Japan, 36 ITAs for South Korea, 11 ITAs for the Netherlands, 11 ITAs for Portugal, 13 ITAs for Slovakia, 19 ITAs for Spain, 2 ITAs for Sweden, 6 ITAs for Switzerland, 19 ITAs for Taiwan, and 84 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 4,253 ITAs under the IEC 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