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.
- IRCC introduced new instructions for foreign workers with expiring PGWPs
- Canada’s tourism industry has bounced back to pre-pandemic levels
- British Columbia’s immigrant businessmen invested more than $21 million in the last year
- Nova Scotia relies on immigration to solve the healthcare labour shortage
- Canadian oil and gas companies increase monthly wages to attract more workers
- Canada welcomes record numbers of immigrants from Hong Kong