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The PR approval rate for Russian nationals sharply decrease after the Russian invasion of Ukraine

According to a document from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), the number of permanent resident applications approved for Russian nationals sharply decreased after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Between February 24, 2022, and August 31, 2022, IRCC received 486 permanent residence (PR) applications from Russian nationals. Only 73 individuals (15.5% of the total) had been granted PR under economic and family-class immigration streams. No applications had been approved for protected persons and humanitarian and compassionate reasons. In addition, there were 16,942 temporary resident applications (visitor visas, study and work permits), of which only 6,502 (26%) were approved. Within the given timeframe, there were 105 asylum claims by Russian citizens.

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