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New IRCC Update: Canada Immigration Backlog Drops To 801,000

Last Updated On 26 July 2023, 8:58 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

Nearly 2.3 million Canadian immigration, citizenship, & visa applications have been under processing as per the new IRCC backlog data updated on July 25, 2023.

Out of these 2,264,000 processing inventory; 801,000 were in backlog still exceeding the usual IRCC service standards.

1,462,700 applications were under processed within normal IRCC service standards which is 34,700 increase as compared to previous backlog update.

Backlog has just dropped by 19,000 applications in comparison to last month’s data.

This data is the most recent report by the immigration department on processing inventory updated on July 25, 2023 and is up-to-date as of June 30, 2023.

Backlog of applications reduced the most by 13.25% for citizenship applications, but only by 1.62% for permanent residency, while by just 0.70% for temporary residency applications.




Permanent Residence644,000303,000341,000
Temporary Residence1,318,000426,000891,700
Latest immigration Backlog data – June 30, 2023

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Backlog Month-on-Month Change In 2023

DateBacklogTotal Applications
Under Processing
June 30, 2023801,0001,462,700
May 31, 2023820,0002,248,000
April 30, 2023809,0002,006,000
March 31, 2023896,3002,017,700
February 28, 2023910,4001,962,600
January 31, 2023974,6001,944,500
Immigration Backlog in 2023

Difference Between Backlog Data and IRCC Service Standards

It is essential to have an understanding of what IRCC states on the distinction between data on backlog and data on service standards.

To give one example, the typical amount of time needed to submit an application for spousal sponsorship is one year. It is “NOT” regarded a backlog if an application is already being processed and the time limit of 12 months has not been exceeded.

Instead, IRCC will treat this as part of their regular processing. Only in the event that the processing time for that spousal sponsorship application extends beyond the threshold of 12 months would it become a backlog.

According to these service standards, the immigration department plans to processing 80% percent of the applications that are submitted.

Click here to find out more information on the IRCC’s service standards.

What is the backlog of IRCC 2023?

As of June 30, 2023 IRCC was processing a total of 2,264,000 citizenship, immigration, and visa applications. Out of these, 801,000 were in backlog exceeding the service standards.

What is the backlog of the visitor visa for Canada in 2023?

Canada immigration backlog stood at 426,000 applications for temporary residency applications including visitor visa, study permit, and work permit.

Canada was processing a total of 1,318,000 temporary residency applications as of June 30, 2023.


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