These are broken down into approximately 448,000 applications for citizenship, 519,030 applications for permanent residence and 848,598 applications for temporary residence.
Sean Fraser, Canada's Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, told that the backlog was due to an increase in immigration applications and a decrease in supply, "a direct result of the virus hindering our operations".
To address that, Fraser pointed to a new multi-year immigration plan. Under the plan, Canada expects nearly 432,000 immigrants this year and more than 1.3 million newcomers over the next three years. In addition, Fraser said, IRCC has hired more than 500 people and invested $85 million to target five key areas in the immigration system.
Fraser said a new change to IRCC will modernize and digitize the application process, such as a new personal case tracker for family reunification cases.
"Today, for example, if you're applying to be reunited with your spouse in Canada, a new feature in our digital system will allow you to log into your file and update your case in real time," he said.
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