Division category of over 2.3 million applications in process of IRCC

Business applications: Over 800,000

Permanent Residency: Over 632,000

Express Entry: Over 87,000

Citizenship: Over 294,000

Temporary Resident: Over 414,000

Sponsorship: Over 68,000

other: Over 46,000

There is also typically an uptick in the number of seasonal workers in Canada at this time of year who require work permits.