Canada’s immigration backlog now exceeds 2 million persons

IRCC’s temporary residence inventory increased with the introduction of the Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel.

Immigration Canada’s processing inventory now stands at more than 2 million people across all lines of business. The temporary and permanent residence backlog has increased. Meanwhile, the citizenship backlog went down to about 400,000 persons in April, compared to more than 453,000 in March. The backlog has progressed as follows since last summer: 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 CIC News requested new inventory data on April 28. Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) responded on the same day with April 11 figures. CIC News has put in a follow-up request for the most recent data. CIC News is also reporting the data the same way it was received from IRCC.