IRCC Backlog jumped to 2,130,385 as of April 29, as per latest article published by CIC News. This is 98,796 increase from mid-April’s backlog data and 187,165 increase from mid-March’s IRCC backlog data. Although, there was some signs of improvement in February update, but backlog has significantly grown again.
As per IRCC media spokesperson to CIC News during the mid-April update, the temporary resident visas and work permits backlogs increased because of recently launched special program for Ukrainians fleeing war.
IRCC received 204,227 such applications from residents of Ukraine until May 4, 2022. Also, out of these, 91,482 applications have been approved. Temporary residence applications backlog increased from 1,102,375 to 1,200,791. Below are the major PR and TR applications backlog data as of April 29.
Permanent Residence Applications Backlog as of April 29
|Immigration category||%age of backlog added/reduced since Apr. 11||Applications Under Process as of Apr. 29||Applications Under Process as of Apr. 11||Applications Under Processing as of Mar. 15|
|Canadian Experience Class (EE)||-10.05%||7,522||8,363||10,388|
|Federal Skilled Workers (EE)||-9.36%||32,883||36,281||41,336|
|Skilled Trades (EE)||-9.86%||484||537||589|
|TR to PR||+8.67%||44,449||40,903||35,341|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||-6.38%||32,130||34,320||26,997|
|Humanitarian & Compassionate||-0.44%||24,981||25,092||27,218|
|Spouses, partners, children, other family||+0.98%||67,102||66,448||64,467|
|Parents and Grandparents||+3.05%||38,478||37,338||35,324|
|Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate||-0.75%||3,283||3,308||3,320|
Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of April 29
|TR category||%age of backlog reduced/added since Apr. 11||Applications under processing as of Apr. 29||Applications Under Processing as of Apr. 11||Applications Under Processing as of Mar. 17|
|Study Permit Extension||+6.04%||36,310||34,242||30,533|
|Temporary Resident Visa||+11.27%||621,451||558,498||419,243|
|Work Permit Extension||+2.55%||144,842||141,244||142,791|
IRCC TR Backlog as of April 29
Kamal Deep Singh, RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant) licensed by CICC (formerly known as ICCRC) with member number R708618. He brings extensive knowledge of immigration law and new changes to rapidly evolving IRCC.