Canada Immigration Backlog reduced to 2,583,827 as of August 31, 2022. This is the first time that IRCC is reporting reduction in processing inventory. The new data suggests that immigration processing backlog has reduced by 95,204 as compared to July 31, 2022 data.
Furthermore, the backlog has reduced across all the major business lines to include citizenship, permanent residency, and temporary residency. However, there has been reports that fall intake study visa applicants haven’t received a decision on their applications even after their classes have already started in September.
As of July 31, 2022 there were around 2.4 million applications under processing. Out of which 1.3 million are backlog, while 1.1 million are within service standards.
As of September 1, there were 371,620 applications on the citizenship waiting list, up from 444,792 on July 15. Click Here For IRCC Latest Processing Times As Of September 20!
IRCC has received 559,552 temporary resident applications from applicants fleeing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Out of these, 251,922 has been approved as of September 14, 2022. These applications are also part of current IRCC processing inventory.
Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) processing inventory has increased again to 53,029 from 47,025 as compared to July 17 data. Below are comparison tables for backlog data from recent updates.
Backlog for Common Permanent Residence Applications as of August 31
|Immigration category||%age of backlog added/reduced since July 17||Applications Under Process as of August 31||Applications Under Process as of July 17||Applications Under Process as of June 6|
|Canadian Experience Class (EE)||0.37%||5,214||5,195||6,088|
|Federal Skilled Workers (EE)||-35.46%||11,699||18,127||25,081|
|Skilled Trades (EE)||-18.97%||299||369||434|
|TR to PR||-1.31%||50,721||51,392||49,447|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||-4.11%||23,559||24,570||27,146|
|Humanitarian & Compassionate||-2.09%||29,224||29,848||24,651|
|Spouses, partners, children, other family||-10.40%||61,073||68,159||67,929|
|Parents and Grandparents||12.77%||53,029||47,025||41,802|
|Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate||-9.88%||2,764||3,067||3,106|
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Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of August 31
|TR category||%age of backlog reduced/added since July 17||Applications under processing as of August 31||Applications under processing as of July 17||Applications under processing as of June 6|
|Study Permit Extension||-32.65%||23,896||35,482||35,492|
|Temporary Resident Visa||-0.80%||896,772||903,971||771,482|
|Work Permit Extension||-5.78%||169,624||180,036||171,998|
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