The IRCC surpassed its goal to make 147,000 final decisions on permanent residence in the first quarter of 2022, doubling the number of final decisions made in the same period in 2021. Through these efforts, Canada has welcomed more than 108,000 new permanent residents so far this year.
In addition, Canada has exceeded its citizenship goals for 2021–2022, with more than 210,000 new Canadian citizens.
Supported by the additional funding of $85 million, the IRCC is continuing its efforts to reduce the inventory of applications that accumulated during the pandemic. This funding builds on work already completed to reduce wait times, such as hiring new processing staff, digitizing applications, and relocating work among IRCC offices around the world.
In an effort to reduce application processing times while providing meaningful, timely and transparent information to clients. Today, the Minister also announced new updates to the IRCC’s online processing time tool to provide clients with a more accurate estimate of how long it will take to process their applications. Most permanent residence and citizenship services will now use dynamic processing times. It will post updated calculations on a weekly basis, based on the data from the previous 6 months. Dynamic processing times are also in place for temporary residency services based on the data from the last 8 or 16 weeks.
Source: IRCC news release