This year will be a record-breaking one for Canada regarding application processing. As of November 30, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) had already processed over 670,000 study permits. Similarly, impressive progress was made regarding work permit processing – nearly 700,000 work permits were successfully handled by the same date. From April to November, Canada has seen an exhilarating increase in new citizens – over 251,000 – an inspiring achievement that exceeds the total number of new Canadian citizens for the last fiscal year. Canada is making steady progress toward welcoming over 431,000 new permanent residents in 2022.