Almost 37,500 out of 90,000 applications submitted on the first day of the TR2PR
On May 6, 2021, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has launched six new temporary immigration programs aimed at essential workers and international graduates. Despite many technical problems with registration, document uploads, and processing fee payments, the system accepted almost 37,500 out of 90,000 applications. As of 10:30 PM EST, IRCC accepted 508 applications from healthcare workers, 3,845 applications from essential, non-healthcare workers, and 32,293 applications from international graduates. As for the similar streams for Francophone candidates, there were 5, 169, and 38 applications, respectively. Most likely, the cap for international graduates will be reached in 1-2 days. At the same time, there are still many spots available in the other streams.