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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Canada's immigration backlog has increased to 2.4 million


Canada's immigration backlog has increased to 2.4 million

The immigration backlog in Canada has increased by 257,499 people in the previous month, owing to a large rise in temporary residence applications.


As of June 1, 2022, the citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 submissions. As of June 6, the permanent residence inventory stands at 522,047 people, and the temporary residence inventory has gone up to 1,471,173 individuals.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented a draw freeze on FSWP and FSTP applicants in December 2020, as well as CEC candidates in September 2021, during the epidemic. It has recently focused on finalizing Express Entry applications so it can resume invitations to all three programs' candidates in early July.


In late April 2022, the number of Quebec skilled workers declined to 27,146 persons compared to 32,130. In addition, the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) inventory has decreased to 68,221 people from 72,194.




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