On April 1, 2021, the Department of Immigration (IRCC) held a new Express Entry draw for candidates in the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program. In round #181, Canada issued 5,000 Invitations to Apply for permanent residence and the lowest score dropped to 432 points, seventeen points fewer compared to round #179. The tie-breaking rule for this round was February 16, 2021 at 09:51:22 UTC. In total, IRCC already issued 49,124 invitations to apply in eleven draws of Express Entry. The last all-programs draw occurred on December 23, 2020.
- Canada increases the excessive demand threshold
- Canadian Government again extended travel restrictions
- British Columbia held a new draw in the Tech Pilot
- The new Hong Kong Pathway for Permanent Residency received more than 500 applications
- The government of Saskatchewan still accepts applications from international graduates
- Upcoming International Recruitment Events in New Brunswick