13 May Canada invited 1,628 candidates via the International Experience Canada program
Canada invited 1,628 candidates via the International Experience Canada program
IRCC continues to invite candidates in the streams of International Experience Canada (IEC) program. In the last week, Canada issued 1,628 Invitations to Apply (ITA). Many Working Holiday candidates from Australia, Ireland, Germany, and the Netherlands were invited (about 100 invitations for each country) in this round. Several candidates from other countries received ITAs via other streams of the IEC – Young Professionals and International Co-op. In total, Canada issued 84,288 ITAs via IEC in 2019, as of May 10, 2019.
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Canada’s embassy in Havana is no longer processing applications
On May 8, 2019, it was announced that Canada’s embassy in Havana is no longer processing visa applications due to staffing cutbacks over unexplained health incidents among Canadian and U.S. diplomats in the Cuban capital. In January, Canada reduced its embassy to skeletal staffing. Beginning May 8, 2019, it would no longer process applications for visitor and residence visas, or work and study permits. The U.S. Embassy already had reduced staffing and stopped processing visa applications in 2017. Cubans have been forced to go to third countries to apply for visas. Canada said in a statement that Cubans could apply for services at an embassy in a third country or online.
4,000 millionaires became Canadian residents in 2018
Canada has become one of the most attracting locations for wealthy immigrants. It became the world’s third-largest destination of rich migrants in 2018. More than 4,000 “high net worth individuals” received Canadian Permanent Residence, according to a report from New World Wealth. More millionaires immigrated only to the United States and Australia. Millionaires are leaving their home countries due to the high crime rate, fewer business opportunities and poor public education.