How can Canada avoid major immigration backlogs in the future?

Credit to Author: Kareem El-Assal| Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 12:00:18 +0000

Earlier this month the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM) began a study on IRCC’s application processing times and backlogs. The purpose of CIMM is to provide oversight of the immigration system and release studies that contain recommendations for improvement. CIMM invited me to Ottawa to participate in this study, which I […]

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Express Entry applications to be processed within 6 months again

Credit to Author: Gabriel Dumitrascu| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 12:15:45 +0000

Prior to the pandemic, the Canadian government aimed to process most Express Entry immigration applications within six months. Due to the pandemic, however, applicants have had to wait much longer. Non-Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Express Entry applicants are waiting well over 20 months on average for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to finalize their […]

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Minister Fraser says processing standards could return to normal by end of calendar year

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 17:59:52 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser appeared today before the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to participate in the committee’s new study on IRCC’s application backlogs and processing times. The parliamentary committee is comprised of elected federal government officials. Their mandate is to monitor federal policy relating to immigration and multiculturalism, as well as […]

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Minister Fraser says processing standards could return to normal by 2023

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 17:59:52 +0000

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser appeared today before the Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration to participate in the committee’s new study on IRCC’s application backlogs and processing times. The parliamentary committee is comprised of elected federal government officials. Their mandate is to monitor federal policy relating to immigration and multiculturalism, as well as […]

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IRCC updates processing times tool to provide more accurate information

Credit to Author: Shelby Thevenot| Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2022 19:59:57 +0000

On March 31, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced major updates to the government’s online processing times tool.  Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients can now see more accurate estimates of how long it will take to process their application.  Most permanent resident and citizenship services will now use dynamic processing times. New calculations will […]

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