Canada’s immigration backlog jumps to 2.4 million persons

The backlog has grown by nearly 260,000 persons over the past month.IRCC’s backlog has grown to 2.4 million persons.The backlog has grown by 257,499 persons over the past month, largely due to a significant increase in temporary residence applications.The citizenship inventory stands at 394,664 applications as of June 1, 2022.The permanent residence inventory stands at 522,047 persons as of June 6.The temporary residence inventory has grown to 1,471,173 persons, also as of June 6.The backlog has progressed as follows since last summer:

  • June 1-6, 2022:                      2,387,884 persons
  • April 30-May 2, 2022:             2,130,385 persons
  • April 11-12, 2022:                   2,031,589 persons
  • March 15 and 17, 2022:         1,844,424 persons
  • February 1, 2022:                   1,815,628 persons
  • December 15, 2021:               1,813,144 persons
  • October 27, 2021:                  1,792,404 persons
  • July 6, 2021:                           1,447,474 persons

Express Entry backlog continues to improve

The inventory of the three Express Entry programs has improved over the past month. It stands at 31,603 persons compared to 40,889 at the end of April.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) inventory is 6,088 persons, compared to 7,522 persons on April 29.

The Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) inventory is 25,081 persons compared to 32,883 persons.

The Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) inventory is 434 persons compared to 484 persons in late April.

Quebec skilled worker and PNP inventory also improve

The inventory of Quebec skilled workers has declined to 27,146 persons compared to 32,130 in late April.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) inventory has also declined to 68,221 persons compared to 72,194 persons.

On the other hand, the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) Program inventory continues to increase, and is up to 49,447 persons compared to 44,449 persons. IRCC operated the TR2PR Program between May and November 2021 to allow some 90,000 candidates in Canada to apply for permanent residence.

Temporary residence backlog up by over 200,000 persons

The temporary residence backlog is at 1,471,173 persons, an increase of 216,382 persons compared to April 29 (back then it stood at 1,200,791 persons). As such, the overall TRV inventory has grown to 771,482 persons compared to 621,451 as of April 29.

Meanwhile, the study permit backlog is at 173,353 persons compared to 132,280 persons. The work permit inventory is at 236,735 persons compared to 189,061 persons. The work permit extensions inventory has also grown to 171,998 persons compared to 144,842 persons.

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