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Key Points

  • The government of Canada will add up to 1,250 new staff and provide more accurate data to reduce processing backlogs


On August 24, 2022, Canada’s government introduced further measures to reduce immigration application backlogs and address labor shortages throughout the country. As part of the measures, the government will hire up to 1,250 new employees to increase document processing capacity and tackle backlogs on a short-term scale. The government of Canada will also begin to publish monthly data for clients to check average processing times and delays.

What are the Changes?

Canada’s government announced additional measures to reduce immigration processing backlogs and keep clients better informed throughout the application process. According to the government announcement, around 54 percent of all immigration applications were considered in backlog as of July 2022. The government aims to process 80 percent of all new applications within standard processing times by adding up to 1,250 staff.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check the government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.

Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada

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