27th, Jan 2023

Canada’s backlog of immigration applications has plummeted to less than two million

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that there were 1.9 million applications for permanent residence, temporary residence permits and citizenship approvals in all IRCC inventories.

According to the update, 46.5% of applications in the inventory exceeded service standards.

IRCC is dedicated to processing 20% of applications within their service standard, though some complex cases may require a comprehensive assessment.

Currently, 45% of temporary residence requests - including ones for visiting, studying or working abroad and 58% of permanent residency applications are in backlog.

Additionally, 28% of citizenship applications are also exceeding service standards.

#IRCC, #immigration_backlog, #service_standards, #application_processing_times, #backlog


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