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.
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Permanent Residence Applications Backlog as of June 6
|Immigration category||%age of backlog added/reduced since Apr. 29||Applications Under Process as of June 6||Applications Under Process as of Apr. 29||Applications Under Process as of Apr. 11|
|Canadian Experience Class (EE)||-19.06%||6,088||7,522||8,363|
|Federal Skilled Workers (EE)||-23.72%||25,081||32,883||36,281|
|Skilled Trades (EE)||-10.33%||434||484||537|
|TR to PR||+11.24%||49,447||44,449||40,903|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||-15.51%||27,146||32,130||34,320|
|Humanitarian & Compassionate||-1.32%||24,651||24,981||25,092|
|Spouses, partners, children, other family||+1.23%||67,929||67,102||66,448|
|Parents and Grandparents||+8.63%||41,802||38,478||37,338|
|Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate||-5.39%||3,106||3,283||3,308|
PR Backlog as of June 6, 2022
Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of June 6
|TR category||%age of backlog reduced/added since Apr. 29||Applications under processing as of June 6||Applications under processing as of Apr. 29||Applications Under Processing as of Apr. 11|
|Study Permit Extension||-2.25%||35,492||36,310||34,242|
|Temporary Resident Visa||+24.14%||771,482||621,451||558,498|
|Work Permit Extension||+18.75%||171,998||144,842||141,244|
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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.