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IRCC processed 32,700 applications in a month

On February 19, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the data on immigration inventories and backlogs. According to the last update, there were 2,188,400 applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, and citizenship approvals in all IRCC inventories. This means IRCC has processed only 32,700 applications since January 24, 2024. According to the update, 42.4% of applications in the inventory exceeded service standards. IRCC aims to process 80% of applications within their service standard, though some complex cases may require a comprehensive assessment. Currently, 48% of temporary residence requests - including ones for visiting, studying, or working abroad and 43% of permanent residency applications are in backlog. Additionally, 19% of citizenship applications also exceed service standards. 

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