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IRCC Backlog Jumped To 2.4 Million As Per New Update!

IRCC Backlog jumped to 2,387,884 as of June 6, 2022. This is 254,499 increase from April 29 backlog data and 356,295 increase from mid-April’s IRCC backlog data. Although, there was some signs of improvement in February update, but backlog has significantly grown since then. 

Furthermore, the backlog increased significantly for temporary residence applications since mid-April and April 29 data. However, backlog reduced for express entry applications again as compared to mid-April and April 29 data.

Even June 15, 2022 IRCC update indicates that processing times are still the same for all citizenship and permanent residence applications, but increased for most of temporary residence applications.

Reiterating, most of the backlog has grown because of temporary residence applications because of high volume of applications received by IRCC as well as previously pending applications.

Also, there has been priority processing of applications for Ukrainians fleeing war. As per IRCC website, 296,163 such applications were received between March 17 and June 8, 2022. Out of these, 131,763 has been approved so far.

Furthermore, backlog also grew slightly among family sponsorship applications to 112,837 from 108,863. Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) inventory has increased again to 41,802 persons from 38,478. Below are comparison table for backlog data from recent updates. 

Permanent Residence Applications Backlog as of June 6
Immigration category%age of backlog added/reduced since Apr. 29Applications Under Process as of June 6Applications Under Process as of Apr. 29Applications Under Process as of Apr. 11
Canadian Experience Class (EE)-19.06%6,0887,5228,363
Federal Skilled Workers (EE)-23.72%25,08132,88336,281
Skilled Trades (EE)-10.33%434484537
TR to PR+11.24%49,44744,44940,903
Quebec Skilled Workers-15.51%27,14632,13034,320
Humanitarian & Compassionate-1.32%24,65124,98125,092
Spouses, partners, children, other family+1.23%67,92967,10266,448
Parents and Grandparents+8.63%41,80238,47837,338
Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate-5.39%3,1063,2833,308
Protected Persons-1.37%155,274157,428158,402

PR Backlog as of June 6, 2022
Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of June 6
TR category%age of backlog reduced/added since Apr. 29Applications under processing as of June 6Applications under processing as of Apr. 29Applications Under Processing as of Apr. 11
Study Permit+31%173,353132,280122,145
Study Permit Extension-2.25%35,49236,31034,242
Temporary Resident Visa+24.14%771,482621,451558,498
Visitor Record+6.85%82,11376,84773,450
Work Permit+25.21%236,735189,061172,796
Work Permit Extension+18.75%171,998144,842141,244
TR Backlog as of June 6, 2022