Canadian government provides update on immigration and passport task forceGovernment spokesperson confirms that an Ottawa taskforce has made suggestions for solutions to the application backlogs with IRCC and Service Canada.

On June 25, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the creation of a task force to evaluate service standards for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), passport applications and Canada’s airports.

This task force was in response to what he deemed to be “unacceptable” backlogs in these services.
At the time, IRCC had a backlog of 2.4 million people waiting for their applications to be processed.
In an email response to CIC News, a representative from the Office of the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, has confirmed that since June the task force, made of a large group of federal ministers, has met weekly to identify service gaps and areas for improvement.