IRCC To Take Additional Time To Clear Applications Backlog
In today’s blog update, we will be taking a look at new developments in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
The Canadian immigration minister has recently stated that it will take a few months longer than they had originally hoped to get application wait times back on track.
The Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser had promised in January that the IRCC would eliminate backlogs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic by the end of the year.
This was before Canada initiated a program in response to the refugee crisis sparked by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Due to this, people who want to come to Canada are forced to wait for long periods.
As of the end of July, about 1.3-million immigration applications have taken a longer time to process than the government’s standard service time.
That’s just over half of all the unresolved applications in the system.
Fraser says his department may require a few extra months before all immigration streams are back to their standard processing time.
However, critics say that this is not comforting to people whose applications have been pending for months or even years.
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