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IRCC Backlog Increases To 2.7 Million As Per New Update!

IRCC Backlog jumped to 2,679,031 as of July 17, 2022. This is 291,147 increase from June backlog data and 548,646 increase from April 29 IRCC backlog data. Although, there was some signs of improvement in February update, but backlog has been significantly increasing since then. 

Furthermore, the backlog specifically increased for temporary residence applications by 248,950 since June 6 data. However, backlog is continuously reducing for Express Entry applications since mid-April. Because of this, IRCC resumed All Program Express Entry Draws on July 6. Next draw is expected to be tomorrow.

Increase in backlog is predominantly due to temporary residence applications in the inventor as well as increase in citizenship applications. Also, there has been priority processing of applications for Ukrainians fleeing war.

As per IRCC website362,664 such applications were received between March 17 and July 5, 2022. Out of these, 151,353 has been approved so far. Furthermore, backlog also grew slightly among family sponsorship applications to 118,251 from 112,837. 

Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) inventory has increased again to 47,025 from 41,802. Below are comparison tables for backlog data from recent updates. 

Backlog for Common Permanent Residence Applications as of July 17
Immigration category%age of backlog added/reduced since June 6Applications Under Process as of July 17Applications Under Process as of June 6Applications Under Process as of Apr. 29
Canadian Experience Class (EE)-14.67%5,1956,0887,522
Federal Skilled Workers (EE)-27.72%18,12725,08132,883
Skilled Trades (EE)-14.97%369434484
TR to PR+3.93%51,39249,44744,449
Quebec Skilled Workers-9.49%24,57027,14632,130
Humanitarian & Compassionate+21%29,84824,65124,981
Spouses, partners, children, other family+0.34%68,15967,92967,102
Parents and Grandparents+12.49%47,02541,80238,478
Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate-1.25%3,0673,1063,283
Protected Persons-0.76%154,098155,274157,428

PR Backlog as of July 17, 2022


Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of July 17
TR category%age of backlog reduced/added since June 6Applications under processing as of July 17Applications under processing as of June 6Applications under processing as of Apr. 29
Study Permit+13.48%196,729173,353132,280
Study Permit Extension-0.03%35,48235,49236,310
Temporary Resident Visa+17.13%903,971771,482621,451
Visitor Record+9.84%90,19582,11376,847
Work Permit+32.52%313,710236,735189,061
Work Permit Extension+4.67%180,036171,998144,842
Total+16.92%1,720,1231,471,17312,00,791

TR Backlog as of July 17, 2022