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.
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Backlog Month-on-Month Change In 2023
|June 30, 2023||801,000||1,462,700|
|May 31, 2023||820,000||2,248,000|
|April 30, 2023||809,000||2,006,000|
|March 31, 2023||896,300||2,017,700|
|February 28, 2023||910,400||1,962,600|
|January 31, 2023||974,600||1,944,500|
Difference Between Backlog Data and IRCC 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.
Click here to find out more information on the IRCC’s 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.