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Ottawa updated immigration inventories and backlogs

On March 25, 2024, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) updated the data on immigration inventories and backlogs. According to the last update, there were 2,126,200 applications for permanent residence, temporary residence, and citizenship approvals in all IRCC inventories. This means IRCC has processed 62,200 applications since February 19, 2024. According to the update, 42.3% 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 42% of permanent residency applications are in backlog. Additionally, 18% of citizenship applications also exceed service standards. 



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