According to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada data, Canada’s immigration backlog has shrunk to over 2.4 million, CIC News reported. As of October 31, there were 331,401 applicants in the citizenship inventory, up from 351,964 on October 3.
As of November 3, the permanent residence inventory stood at 506,421 people, up from 505,562 on October 3.
The temporary residence inventory stood at 1,537,566 people as of 3 November, up from 1,651,649 on 3 October.
Canada Immigration Backlog
According to IRCCC data, the greatest reduction is in the temporary residence inventory. Overall, the backlog of immigration applications has decreased to 2,411,388.
According to CIC, the IRCC provided the data as of November 3. Since July 2021, the inventory in all lines of business has progressed as follows:
|Date||Backlog In Persons|
|November 3, 2022||24,11,388|
|September 30, 2022||26,00,000|
|August 31, 2022||25,83,827|
|July 15-17, 2022||26,79,031|
|June 1-6, 2022||23,87,884|
|April 30-May 2, 2022||21,30,385|
|April 11-12, 2022||20,31,589|
|March 15 and 17, 2022||18,44,424|
|February 1, 2022||18,15,628|
|December 15, 2021||18,13,144|
|October 27, 2021||17,92,404|
|July 6, 2021||14,47,474|
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- As of October 31, there were 331,401 applicants in the citizenship inventory, up from 351,964 on October 3.
- As of November 3, the permanent residence inventory stood at 506,421 people, up from 505,562 on October 3.
- On November 3, the temporary residence inventory stood at 1,537,566 people, up from 1,651,649 on October 3.
As a result, there were reductions in two of the three major categories, with the temporary residence inventory experiencing the greatest reduction.
|Immigration Category||Persons as of November 3, 2022|
IRCC working hard to reduce the backlog
The IRCC has acknowledged the backlog and stated that it is working to improve the speed with which applications are processed.
By the end of March 2023, the department hopes to have a backlog of less than 50% across all lines of business. In order to clear the backlog as quickly as possible, IRCC began the transition to 100% digital applications for most permanent resident programmes on September 23, with accommodations made for those who are unable to apply online.
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