In December 2021, the immigration backlog reached 1,813,144 applications. It is 21,208 more than it was in October. As of December 15, 2021, there was a total backlog of 525,270 in permanent residence (PR) applications, 819,874 in temporary residence applications, 234,770 in economic, and 105,298 in family class applications. In addition, there were 157,658 protected persons waiting for their applications to be processed, as well as 27,520 applicants waiting under Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds. Permit Holders Class had only a backlog of 24 applications.
- Ottawa introduced new information regarding the transition of the Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program
- Canada updated instructions for the open work permits
- OINP invited 502 candidates under the Human Capital Priorities Stream
- Saskatchewan invited 104 candidates through the SINP
- The number of anglophone immigrants increases in Quebec
- Employers in Quebec can recruit more temporary foreign workers