Study in Canada 2023: Latest IRCC Updates & Visa Process

Backlogs - Candidate Processing updates

As we all know, IRCC is facing a lot of backlogs in processing visa files for candidates. To overcome this challenge, Sean Frazer (IRCC Minister) said they had hired 1200-1500 employees so as to clear the backlogs. As a result of this, we have seen a significant decline in the remaining backlogs in Canada. Earlier, there were approximately 26,00,000 backlogs for the September 2022 intake because of which the time for visa processing was approximately 4-5 months. But, this number was decreased to 24,00,000 in November 2022, which later declined to approximately 22,43,000 in December 2022. The IRCC is continuously trying to reduce the visa backlogs. However, the current waiting time for the SDS visa category is approximately 2-4 weeks.

Moreover, the total pending files for Permanent Residency is approximately 5,21,000, and for temporary residence, the remaining backlogs account for around 13,29,000, while only 3 lakh files are pending for citizenship. Therefore, we recommend our fellow students to start with their application process as soon as possible to avoid delaying of the visa processing and so as to ensure your journey goes as per your plans for your future.

Moreover, if you are planning to study in Canada in the upcoming intake, i.e., September 2023, contact our expert counsellors at any branch of Meridean Overseas Education Consultants (MOEC). You can also take free online counselling sessions through our website. Our expert education counsellors will provide you with the best guidance and support for the admission and visa process. For more information or any queries, you can mail us at application02@meridean.org or call us at our toll-free no. 1800-1230-00011.

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