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Canada's massive immigrant backlog is finally coming to an end

Published on : March 14, 2022

Canada's express entry lag has eased by nearly 24,000 since December.

Canada’s total visa backlog stands at around 1.8 million immigration applications, of which 848,598 are temporary residency applications, according to IRCC data. The IRCC has processed more FSWP applications in the last 2.5 months than in all of 2021.

Canada is speeding up work on its pending immigration. The country has processed more qualified work visas in the last two and a half months than anything in 2021. According to reports published by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP inventory) 2021 and February 28, 2022, reduced by more than 9,000 applicants.

Canada's economy class immigration gap is 231,187 people awaiting a decision on their application, according to data on February 28 provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

At the beginning of February 2022, the economy class inventory was 230,573, which means that the population increased by 614 people. While little progress appears to have been made over the past month, a closer look reveals advances are being made, particularly in the Canadian Experience Class and Federal Skilled Worker Program lists.

Almost 24,000 visas were processed under the Express Entry pathway as a whole.

There are 3 immigration programs managed through Express Entry:

Express Entry recorded the most significant increase of all-economy class channels, decreasing by 23,748 people since December. The Express Entry inventory reached 119,389 people in December but fell to 95,641 at the end of February. The Canadian Experience Class inventory dropped to 3,051 people in February, while the Federal Skilled Worker Program inventory dropped to 4,314 people.

Canada uses an Express Entry application management system for three skilled workers programs, including the The Federal Skilled Worker Program. If you have never lived in Canada before and are not an experienced business professional, FSWP is your best choice for express check-in.

At a February meeting with the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, Canadian Immigration Minister Sean Fraser reiterated his initial assurance of improving working hours for work permits.

Fraser said the IRCC would use an $ 85 million budget to reduce processing time - exacerbating the pandemic.

Under its new Immigration Levels Plan 2022-2024, Canada will welcome nearly 432,000 new immigrants this year and over 450,000 new immigrants by 2024. A recent study by NFAP-the National Foundation for American Policy states that the number of Indians who turn into permanent residents in Canada increased 115% between 2016 and 2020 and 2021.

Potential immigrants are following these numbers closely, as there is an Express Entry lottery for all but PNP candidates. Pending requests push processing times above the six-month standard, although the IRCC continues to report a six-month processing pattern. Yet Canada continues to rise as a popular destination for Indians seeking opportunities abroad - to study and work after graduation.

Topics: Migrate, Canada