Canada’s immigration backlog fell to 2.4 million people.

Canada Global (Web News) Canada’s immigration backlog has been reduced to 2.4 million people Canada’s immigration backlog has dropped by 2.4 million, according to new data from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). After July 2021, inventory across all lines of business has progressed as follows:

November 3, 2022: 2,411,388 people.

30 September 2022: 2,600,000 people (full figure by IRCC)

August 31, 2022: 2,583,827 people July 15-17, 2022: 2,679,031 people.

June 1-6, 2022: 2,387,884 people.

April 30 to May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 people.

April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 people.

March 15 and 17, 2022: 1,844,424 people.

February 1, 2022: 1,815,628 people.

December 15, 2021: 1,813,144 people.

October 27, 2021: 1,792,404 people.

July 6, 2021: 1,447,474 people.

Current inventories The citizenship list stands at 331,401 applicants as of October 31, compared to 351,964 on October 3.

The list of permanent residents stood at 506,421 as of Nov. 3, up from 505,562 as of Oct. 3.

Also on November 3, the list of temporary shelters stood at 1,537,566 people, compared to 1,651,649 people as of October 3. Therefore, two of the three major categories have declined, with the largest decrease in the inventory of temporary housing.

Immigration Category Persons till November 3, 2022

IRCC has resumed invitations for Express Entry candidates from all programs till July. The draw was limited to candidates in the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) between September 21, 2021 and July 6, 2022 as IRCC struggled to meet its service standards of processing Express Entry applications in six months or less. 

The pause in Express Entry invitations for Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) and Canadian Experience Class (CEC) candidates enabled IRCC to reduce the Express Entry inventory and the Department to meet its six-month service standards for these individuals. have returned who have received an invitation for permanent residence. From July 6 PNP has a total applications inventory of 62,073.

Family class inventory Inventories for all family class immigration programs are up to 128,112 from 125,488 on October 3. The spouse and partner program has one of the largest inventories among all lines of business, at 61,118, the smallest increase since Oct. 3. The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) has a list of 55,653 people, compared to 53,530 people awaiting decisions in October.

Service standards According to IRCC’s webpage that tracks the inventory of applications across all lines of business, IRCC had 2.6 million applications in its inventory on September 30. Of these, 1.1 million were within service standards and 1.5 million were considered backlog. This means that during the last month, IRCC has made some progress towards reducing the backlog. IRCC’s goal is to process 80% of applications within service standards across all lines of business, or IRCC’s goal for average application processing, depending on the immigration program.


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