Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) announced that there were 1.9 million applications for permanent residence, temporary residence permits and citizenship approvals in all IRCC inventories. According to the update, 46.5% of applications in the inventory exceeded service standards. IRCC is dedicated to processing 20% of applications within their service standard, though some complex cases may require a comprehensive assessment. Currently, 45% of temporary residence requests – including ones for visiting, studying or working abroad and 58% of permanent residency applications are in backlog. Additionally, 28% of citizenship applications are also exceeding service standards.