IRCC Backlog jumped to 2,031,589 as of April 11, as per latest article published by CIC News. This is 187,165 increase from mid-March’s IRCC backlog data. Although, there was some signs of improvement in February update, but backlog has grown again.
Furthermore, the backlog increased significantly for temporary residence applications since March 17. However, backlog significantly reduced for express entry applications since March 15.
As per IRCC media spokesperson to CIC News, the temporary resident visas and work permits backlogs increased because of recently launched special program for Ukrainians fleeing war.
IRCC received 180,903 such applications from residents of Ukraine until April 26, 2022. Also, out of these, 71,057 applications have been approved. Temporary residence applications backlog increased from 872,492 to 1,102,375. Below are the major PR and TR applications backlog data as of April 11.
Permanent Residence Applications Backlog as of April 11
|Immigration category||%age of backlog added/reduced since Mar. 15||Applications Under Process as of Apr. 11||Applications Under Processing as of Mar. 15|
|Canadian Experience Class (EE)||-19.49%||8,363||10,388|
|Federal Skilled Workers (EE)||-13.93%||36,281||41,336|
|Skilled Trades (EE)||-8.82%||537||589|
|TR to PR||+15.73%||40,903||35,341|
|Quebec Skilled Workers||+27.12%||34,320||26,997|
|Humanitarian & Compassionate||-8.47%||25,092||27,218|
|Spouses, partners, children, other family||+2.98%||66,448||64,467|
|Parents and Grandparents||+5.70%||37,338||35,324|
|Family Relations Humanitarian & Compassionate||-0.36%||3,308||3,320|
Temporary Residence Applications Backlog as of April 11
|TR category||%age of backlog reduced/added since Mar. 17||Applications Under Processing as of Apr. 11||Applications Under Processing as of Mar. 17|
|Study Permit Extension||+12.14%||34,242||30,533|
|Temporary Resident Visa||+33.20%||558,498||419,243|
|Work Permit Extension||-1.08%||141,244||142,791|
IRCC TR Backlog as of March 17