The number of people waiting to enter Canada has increased to 2.4 million.
The number of people waiting to enter Canada has increased to 2.4 million.
The backlog has increased by 257,499 people in the last month, owing largely to a surge in temporary residency applications.

The number of people waiting to enter Canada has increased to 2.4 million.

Over the last month, the backlog has increased by roughly 260,000 people.

The IRCC's backlog has reached 2.4 million people.

The backlog has increased by 257,499 people in the last month, owing largely to a surge in temporary residency applications.

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As of June 1, 2022, there are 394,664 citizenship petitions on file.

As of June 6, the permanent residence inventory was at 522,047 people.

As of June 6, the temporary dwelling inventory had expanded to 1,471,173 people.

On May 31, CIC News submitted a request to Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for this updated information. On June 15, it acquired the information.

Since last summer, the backlog has progressed as follows:

  • 2,387,884 people from June 1-6, 2022
  • 2,130,385 people from April 30 to May 2, 2022
  • 2,031,589 people on April 11-12, 2022
  • 1,844,424 people on March 15 and 17, 2022
  • 1,815,628 people on February 1, 2022
  • 1,813,144 people on December 15, 2021
  • 1,792,404 people on October 27, 2021
  • 1,447,474 people on July 6, 2021

The backlog for Express Entry continues to shrink.

Over the last month, the inventory of the three Express Entry programs has improved. It now has 31,603 people, down from 40,889 at the end of April.

The Canadian Experience Class (CEC) inventory is at 6,088 people, down from 7,522 on April 29.

The stock of the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP) is 25,081 individuals, contrasted with 32,883 individuals.

The number of people in the Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP) inventory has decreased to 434 from 484 in late April.

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Due to the pandemic, IRCC put a hold on FSWP and FSTP candidate draws in December 2020 and did the same for CEC candidates in September 2021. It has prioritized completing Express Entry applications in recent months in order to resume invites to candidates for all three programs in early July. IRCC has promised that once these draws resume, it will return to its pre-pandemic service level of processing most Express Entry applications within six months.

The skilled worker and PNP inventories in Quebec are also improving.

The number of skilled workers in Quebec has decreased to 27,146 from 32,130 in late April. The Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) inventory has also decreased, from 72,194 to 68,221 people. The inventory of the Temporary Residence to Permanent Residence (TR2PR) Program, on the other hand, continues to rise, now at 49,447 people, up from 44,449 previously. Between May and November 2021, the IRCC ran the TR2PR Program, which allowed 90,000 people in Canada to apply for permanent residency.



The inventory of family classes has increased.

The total number of family class applications has increased to 112,837, up from 108,863 previously.

In comparison to late April, the Spouses, Partners, and Children Program have increased marginally. It now stands at 67,929 people, up from 67,102 previously.

The number of people enrolled in the Parents and Grandparents Program (PGP) has climbed to 41,802 from 38,478 previously. The IRCC has yet to reveal specifics about its plans for the PGP 2022. It recently announced that beginning July 4, revisions will allow some parents and grandparents to stay in Canada for up to seven years per admission under the Super Visa.

Over 200,000 people have been placed in temporary residence backlog

The temporary residency backlog now stands at 1,471,173 people, up 216,382 people since April 29. (back then it stood at 1,200,791 persons).

To some extent, the increase in temporary residence inventory at this time of year is usual. Temporary residency applications have a strong seasonal component, owing to the fact that certain segments of the population prefer to visit Canada in the spring and fall. Most international students, for example, submit their study visa applications at this time of year so that they can begin their studies in Canada by the end of August or early September. As another example, more people are likely to apply for temporary residence visas (TRVs) at this time of year as they plan to visit Canada during the warmer months between spring and autumn.

The Canada Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET), which has been accessible to Ukrainians wishing to relocate to Canada since March, is the principal exception. Between March 17 and June 8, 296,163 CUAET applications were submitted, according to the IRCC website.

As a result, the total TRV inventory has increased to 771,482 people, up from 621,451 on April 29.

Meanwhile, there are 173,353 people waiting for study permits, up from 132,280 previously. The number of people with work permits has increased to 236,735 from 189,061 previously. The number of people on work permit extensions has also increased, from 144,842 to 171,998.

What the federal government of Canada is doing?

IRCC gave the public an update on its efforts to manage its inventory, meet more of its application processing requirements, and modernize the immigration system in late January. This will necessitate increased investment in technology as well as the hire of additional personnel.

Processing Inventory of Permanent Residence Applications, Broken Down by Immigration Category: as of June 06, 2022 (in Persons).

Immigration Category



Canadian Experience Class


Caregiver Program


Federal Business


Federal Skilled Workers


Ministerial Instruction Economic Programs


Provincial/Territorial Nominees


Quebec Business


Quebec Skilled Workers


Skilled Trades


TR to PR




Family Class

FCH – Family Relations – H and C


Parents and Grandparents


Spouses Partners and Children




Humanitarian and Compassionate / Public Policy

Humanitarian And Compassionate


Public Policy



29, 9,83

Permit Holder Class

Permit Holder Class




Protected Person

Blended Visa Office Referred


Government Assistance Refugees


Privately Sponsored Refugees


Protected Person Landed in Canada and Dependents Abroad




Inventory of Temporary Residence Applications, Broken Down by Application Type: as of June 06, 22 (in person).

Application Type


Study Permits


Study Permits Extensions


Temporary Residence Visas


Visitor Record


Work Permits


Work Permits Extensions





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