Canada welcomed over 13,500 new citizens in 105 ceremonies across all provinces and territories last week, almost double the average number of new citizens welcomed weekly throughout the year. Canada exceeded its citizenship goals in 2022, with nearly 364,000 new citizens. The Citizenship Application Tracker was launched in May 2021 to streamline the application process, while online application processes have been made available for some clients. Since the launch of the new online testing platform in November 2020, nearly 546,000 people have taken citizenship tests online. IRCC is now inviting over 5,000 applicants every week to complete the test.