IRCC’s application backlog grows past 2.1 million people
Immigration Canada’s backlog of PR, TR, and citizenship programs grew through almost 99,000 people in 18 days.
Canada’s immigration backlog has grown past 2.1 million throughout all lines of enterprise as of April 29, in keeping with the contemporary Canadian authorities data obtained through email by CIC News.
Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)’s backlog has progressed as follows since last summer:
April 30-May 2, 2022: 2,130,385 persons
April 11-12, 2022: 2,031,589 persons
March 15 and 17, 2022: 1,844,424 persons
February 1, 2022: 1,815,628 persons
December 15, 2021: 1,813,144 persons
October 27, 2021: 1,792,404 persons
July 6, 2021: 1,447,474 persons
The range of men and women in IRCC’s stock has grown via way of means of 98,796 in the 18 days among April eleven and April 29. This boom is basically driven via way of means of the brief residence stock. Over this same period, the permanent residence backlog improved via way of means of 638 men and women. Between April 12 and May 2, IRCC decreased its citizenship backlog via way of means of 258 people.
IRCC Backlog: April 11 – May 2
|Line of Business||Persons as of Apr. 11- Apr. 12||Persons as of Apr. 30 – May 2|
The evolution of the backlog since the start of the pandemic
The following table displays IRCC’s inventory growth since the start of the pandemic. CIC News has submitted a data request to IRCC on Canada’s temporary residence inventory as of April 2020. The table shows that over the past two years, the permanent residence inventory has grown from 410,000 people to 530,000 people. The temporary residence inventory has doubled since last April. The citizenship inventory has grown from 240,000 people to 400,000 people. IRCC has struggled to manage its inventory during the pandemic, for a variety of reasons, such as the social distancing and travel restrictions put in place at the start of the pandemic.
Backlog in persons by IRCC line of business
|Line of Business||Apr. 2020||Apr. 2021||Apr./May 2022|
Improvements in Express Entry as all-program draws resume in early July
Despite the slight overall increase in the permanent residence inventory, IRCC has reduced its Express Entry backlog by 4,292 persons since mid-April.
|Express Entry Program||Persons as of April 11||Persons as of April 29|
|Canadian Experience Class||8,363||7,522|
|Federal Skilled Worker Program||36,281||32,883|
|Federal Skilled Trades Program||537||484|