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The Status of IRCC Inventory: Over 2 Million Applications with an 800,000 Backlog

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) release the latest data that suggests that the application inventory has surpassed 2 million. As of April 30, the backlog of applications awaiting finalization was at over 800,000. IRCC defines its inventory as the pool of applications that have yet to receive a decision. In 2022, IRCC successfully processed...

IRCC Assigned Tens of Thousands of Applications

The IRCC Assigned Tens of Thousands of Applications to Inactive Immigration Officers

A recent Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) request found that nearly 60,000 applications are in limbo due to mismanagement. CBC submitted an ATIP request (a legal method of requesting information from government organizations) that revealed 779 inactive Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officers had been assigned (59,456) to process pending and reopened applications....


An Overview of IRCC’s Efforts to Modernize Canadian Immigration

On October 12, IRCC presented digital modernization slides to immigration representatives and the Canadian Bar Association’s immigration law section in a meeting to offer a summary of modernizing Canada’s immigration process. Reasons Why Canada has Prioritized Improving Its Immigration Systems The Canadian government recognizes that modifying Canada’s immigration application management systems is crucial to the...


This Fiscal Year, IRCC Plans to Grant Citizenship to 300,000 People

Canada is planning to offer citizenship to 300,000 immigrants in the year 2022-2023. A recent memo by IRCC outlines targets for the number of new citizens the country is planning to welcome in the fiscal year 2022-2023. The memo was drafted by the Operations, Planning, and Performance department of IRCC which recommends that it process...


#ImmigrationMatters: IRCC’s New Campaign Celebrates the Benefits of Immigration

Since 2018, IRCC has been working towards its #ImmigrationMatters campaign to raise awareness about the benefits of immigration in all the ways it helps to enrich Canada. The strength of Canada’s economy is evaluated in part by the various number of people working and paying taxes to fund public services, such as healthcare. Thanks to...

Pilot Programs

IRCC to Make Changes to Pilot Programs

Canada’s accountability department recently conducted an internal audit and suggested making a few changes to pilot programs to address the gaps in the implementation of the programs. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is preparing guiding principles to manage immigration pilot programs following the suggestions made by the audit team. IRCC’s Internal Audit and Accountability...