Over the last week, Canada held new draws in the pools of the International Experience Canada (IEC) program. From April 12 to April 16, Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) issued 738 Invitations to Apply (ITA) for an IEC open work permit. As of April 16, there are 15,135 candidates registered in the pool, waiting for the invitation. In this round, there were 12 ITAs for Australia, 1 ITA for Belgium, 132 ITAs for Chile, 3 ITAs for Costa Rica, 3 ITAs for Croatia, 43 ITAs for the Czech Republic, 192 ITAs for France, 17 ITAs for Greece, 77 ITAs for Hong Kong, 125 ITAs for Ireland, 3 ITAs for Italy, 12 ITAs for Japan, 38 ITAs for South Korea, 10 ITAs for the Netherlands, 1 ITA for New Zealand, 2 ITAs for Norway, 10 ITAs for Portugal, 15 ITAs for Slovakia, 16 ITAs for Spain, 1 ITA for Sweden, 4 ITAs for Switzerland, 12 ITAs for Taiwan, and 54 ITAs for the United Kingdom. In total, Canada issued 5,036 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