Canada Immigration Backlog Hits 2.62m Despite Drop In Permanent Residence Applications

Canada Immigration Backlog Hits 2.62m Despite Drop In Permanent Residence Applications

Purposes are piling up even larger at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and hit 2.62 million in mid-July regardless of a drop within the backlog for everlasting residency and citizenship, the most recent figures present.

When it comes to short-term residence, IRCC is receiving a a lot larger quantity of functions,” famous IRCC spokesperson Julie Lafortune in an e-mailed response to  on Friday.

In the course of the first 5 months of 2022, IRCC obtained 31 per cent extra short-term resident functions, or 1,940,993 in comparison with 1,482,143, throughout the identical interval in 2019, earlier than the pandemic.”

Everlasting residence functions on the IRCC had dropped about 1.5 per cent, to 514,116 on July 17 from 522,047 about 5 weeks earlier.

And citizenship functions within the backlog additionally fell by just a little greater than 1.8 per cent throughout that point, from 394,664 to 387,368.

The IRCC is processing a extra functions this 12 months than it did in 2019, the final full 12 months earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic. There are, specifically, much more research permits going via the system.

It’s value noting that between January and Could 2022, IRCC processed 221,522 research allow functions,” stated Lafortune. “This compares with 128,021 in 2019, earlier than the pandemic. This represents a 73 per cent improve in processing of worldwide research permits to this point in 2022 in comparison with the identical time interval in 2019.”

However the IRCC remains to be dealing with a mountain of functions.

International migration has been upended by the pandemic,” stated Lafortune. “Software inventories grew through the pandemic whereas well being and journey restrictions had been in impact and it’ll take a while to totally get better. IRCC is dedicated to offering high quality shopper service throughout its international community by managing our applications and providers in an environment friendly method aligned with our targets.”

The variety of functions within the system for short-term residence are skyrocketing this 12 months, leaping by 248,950, or roughly 16.9 per cent, from by 1,471,173 in early June to 1,720,123 by mid-July.

CUAET Driving Surge In Non permanent Residence Purposes

An enormous driver of the leap in short-term residence functions is the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Journey (CUAET), a program launched by Ottawa on March 17 to welcome a limiteless variety of Ukrainians fleeing their war-torn nation.

The most recent IRCC figures present 362,664 functions had been obtained below that program as of July 5, up 66,501, or 22.4 per cent, from 296,163 solely a month earlier. Slightly below half of these, 151,353, had been authorised as of early this month.

Canada Border Providers Company (CBSA) studies that 58,869 Ukrainians have got here to Canada within the first six months of this 12 months, together with 9,223 at land crossings and 49,646 by air.

That is the quickest, most secure, and best manner for Ukrainians to return to Canada,” tweeted Immigration Minister Sean Fraser earlier this 12 months. “It eliminates many of the regular visa necessities for all Ukrainian nationals, excluding background and safety screening.”

One other large driver of immigration this 12 months has been the one-time, temporary-to-permanent resident (TR-to-PR) program which took functions till November and was flooded with 84,177 functions.

Canada’s Backlog of Everlasting Residence Purposes Nudged All the way down to 514,116 by Mid-July
Immigration Class PR IMM Cat Sub Part Grand Whole
Financial Agri-Meals Pilot Program 765
Atlantic Immigration Pilot Applications 2,380
Atlantic Immigration Program 33
Canadian Expertise Class (EE) 5,195
Canadian Expertise Class (No EE) 109
Caring for Kids 60
Federal Entrepreneur 4
Federal Self Employed 4,502
Federal Expert Staff (C-50) 123
Federal Expert Staff (EE) 18,127
Federal Expert Staff (Pre C-50) 23
Excessive Medical Wants 7
Residence Little one Care Pilot 18,191
Residence Help Employee Pilot 6,912
Interim Pathway Measure 767
Stay-in Caregiver 931
Provincial/Territorial Nominees (EE) 27,925
Provincial/Territorial Nominees (No EE) 35,599
Quebec Entrepreneur 281
Quebec Investor 11,115
Quebec Self Employed 94
Quebec Expert Staff 24,570
Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot 1,118
Expert Trades (EE) 369
Expert Trades (No EE) 2
Begin-up Enterprise 1,309
TR to PR 51,392
FinancialWhole 211,903
Household Class Kids & Different Household Class 9,147
FCH-Household relations – H&C 3,067
Dad and mom and Grandparents 47,025
Spouses & Companions 59,012
Household Class – Whole 118,251
Humanitarian & Compassionate / Public Coverage HC & PH class-ADM Dependant Particular person Abroad 44
Humanitarian & Compassionate Straight 11,362
Humanitarian & Compassionate with Danger or  Discrimination 13,062
Public Coverage With RAP 39
Public Coverage With out RAP 5,341
Humanitarian & Compassionate / Public CoverageWhole 29,848
Allow Holders Class Allow Holders Class 16
Allow Holders Class – Whole 16
Protected Individuals Blended Visa Workplace-Referred 150
Dependants Overseas of Protected Individuals 26,628
Federal Authorities-assisted Refugees 33,531
Privately Sponsored Refugees 71,076
Protected Individuals Landed In Canada 21,770
Quebec Authorities-assisted Refugees 943
Protected IndividualsWhole 154,098
TotalWhole 514,116
Software Kind Grand Whole
Research Allow 196,729
Research Allow – Extension 35,482
Non permanent Resident Visa 903,971
Customer Document 90,195
Work Allow 313,710
Work Allow – Extension 180,036
TotalWhole 1,720,123


IRCC had Backlog of 387,368 Citizenship Purposes in Mid-July 
Software Class Stock Whole
Grant 387,368

That pathway focused healthcare and different staff in Canada and up to date worldwide graduates from Canadian schools and universities. It utilized throughout the nation excluding the francophone province of Quebec which operates its personal immigration system.

By mid-July, 51,392 immigrants gained their everlasting residency to Canada below this pathway.

In its Immigration Ranges Plan for 2022 to 2024, Canada had focused 40,000 new everlasting residents below federal financial public insurance policies for this 12 months, which incorporates the TR-to-PR pathway, with a spread of 30,000 to 48,000 new everlasting residents. It has already surpassed that concentrate on.

Within the backlog, the most recent figures from the IRCC present 211,903 functions for financial immigration, 118,251 for household sponsorships, 29,848 for humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and 154,098 for protected individuals and refugees.


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