Over the last month, the backlog has increased by roughly 260,000 people


The IRCC’s backlog has expanded to 2.4 million people.

The backlog has expanded by 257,499 people in the last month, owing mostly to an increase in temporary residency applications.

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As of June 1, there were 394,664 candidates on the citizenship waiting list, up from 399,325 on May 2.

As of June 6, the permanent residence inventory was at 522,047 people.

As of June 6, the temporary housing inventory had risen to 1,471,173 people.


Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) gave the data on June 15.

Since last summer, the backlog has progressed as follows:

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The Express Entry backlog continues to improve.

The availability of the three Express Entry programs has increased in the last month. It now stands at 31,603 people, down from 40,889 at the end of April.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) inventory now stands at 6,088 people, down from 7,522 on April 29.

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

The inventory of the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) is 434 people, down from 484 people in late April.

During the pandemic, IRCC paused drawings for FSWP and FSTP candidates in December 2020, and did the same for CEC candidates in September 2021. It has prioritized finishing Express Entry applications in recent months so that it may resume invitations to candidates from all three programs in early July. When these draws resume, IRCC has stated that it will return to its pre-pandemic service standard of processing most Express Entry applications within six months.


Quebec’s skilled worker and PNP inventory is also growing.

The number of skilled workers in Quebec has decreased to 27,146 from 32,130 in late April.

The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) inventory has also decreased from 72,194 to 68,221 people.

On the other hand, the inventory of the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) Program has increased to 49,447 people, up from 44,449 people. Between May and November 2021, IRCC operated the TR2PR Program, which allowed around 90,000 Canadians to apply for permanent residence.


The inventory of family classes has been updated.

The total number of applicants in the family class has increased to 112,837 from 108,863 previously.

The Spouses, Partners, and Children Program has increased marginally since late April. It is 67,929 people compared to 67,102 people.

The Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) has grown again, with 41,802 participants compared to 38,478 previously. IRCC has yet to reveal details about its PGP 2022 ambitions. It just announced that, as of July 4, it will begin implementing amendments that will allow select parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to seven years per entrance under the Super Visa.

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Over 200,000 people have been added to the temporary residence backlog.

The temporary residency backlog now stands at 1,471,173 people, up 216,382 on April 29. (back then it stood at 1,200,791 persons).

To some extent, the increase in the temporary residence inventory at this time of year is natural. Temporary residency applications have a large seasonal component, owing to particular sectors looking to migrate to Canada between the spring and fall. For example, most overseas students apply for study permits at this time of year in order to begin their studies in Canada by the start of the academic year in late August or early September. Another example is that more people apply for temporary residency visas (TRVs) at this time of year as they plan to visit Canada during the warmer months between spring and autumn.

The notable exception is the Canada Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), which has been accessible to Ukrainians wishing to relocate to Canada since March. According to the IRCC website, 296,163 CUAET applications were accepted between March 17 and June 8.

As a result, the total TRV inventory has increased to 771,482 people, up from 621,451 on April 29.

Meanwhile, the study permit backlog is at 173,353 people, up from 132,280 people.

The work permit inventory now stands at 236,735 people, up from 189,061 people.

The inventory of work permit extensions has also increased to 171,998 people from 144,842 previously.


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What the government of Canada is doing?

In late January, the IRCC provided the public with an update on its efforts to manage its inventory, meet additional application processing criteria, and modernize the immigration system. This means increasing investments in technology and recruiting additional people.

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