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Feb 28 update: Invitations slow to a trickle as IRCC catches up on processing backlog
In the week of February 28, only 135 invitations were issued for all IEC pools. This is a trickle compared to the more than 40,000 invitations issued in 2020 so far. All pools continue to have “Very Low” chances in the next round, so IEC candidates should expect a similar number of invitations to be issued next week as well.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) previously indicated fewer invitations would be issued this week. After prompting from the Moving2Canada team via Twitter, IRCC stated that because they are currently processing a high volume of applications, the number of invitations to be issued will decrease not only for this week, but for “upcoming weeks”, plural.
We are currently processing a high volume of applications, expect lower number of invitations for the upcoming weeks.
— IRCC (@CitImmCanada) February 24, 2020
Participants from the United Kingdom received lukewarm news this week, as invitations for the UK have finally been issued. However, only 95 invitations were issued to British citizens this week.
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Full details about invitations, quotas, and spots left for all participating countries are listed below.
What is Moving2Canada GO?
Moving2Canada is changing the way we deliver information and advice to our community of ambitious, adventure-seeking newcomers to Canada and those on the way over soon. Moving2Canada GO is an interactive tool that enables you to organize your move and settle in Canada simply, while avoiding potentially costly errors along the way.
With a personalized list of tasks and and articles tailored for your needs and goals, Moving2Canada GO puts you at the heart of everything.
What is the IEC program?
The IEC program allows international youth from more than 30 countries aged 18 to 35 (or in some cases, 18 to 30) to live and work in Canada for up to 24 months.
Invitation History – IEC 2020 season
Most recent update: February 21, 2020
The table below shows invitation history for each pool in the IEC 2020 season. We’ll update this table over the course of the season, typically on Fridays, to bring you the latest details for each pool and your chances of receiving an invitation in the next round.
Please note that on February 21 there appeared to be a technical issue with the IEC data released by IRCC. Data showed that the chances of receiving an invitation in the next round was “Very Low” for all IEC pools from all countries. We have submitted an inquiry with IEC and will update this table once we have an answer. In the meantime, we have removed the “chances of receiving an invitation” from our table.