According to an internal document from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, the Government of Canada plans to grant citizenship to 300,000 permanent residents. A memo, written by the Operations, Planning and Performance division of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for high-ranking officials, suggests that IRCC should make 285,000 decisions and 300,000 new citizens by March 31st, 2023. The number of citizenship applications processed in 2022 is significantly higher than the 2021-2022 fiscal year, and it even beats the 2019-2020 targets from before the pandemic, which was 253,000.