Canada’s visa backlog started after the pandemic due to a flood of applications from all over the world. Steadily, it has grown to a staggering 2.7 million by Sep 2022.
The country has recently been on a hiring spree to clear the buildup of visa applications in the system. Now, it has vowed to return to normal processing times by 2022 end.
Most of Canda visa applicants are from India. The Canadian high commissioner to India said, “We process roughly 10,000 visas a week for Indian nationals and that is not fast enough”.
Canada has been prioritising student visas as the new university term is about to start soon.
Numerous excellent students have left the country as a result of the delay. Additionally, some students had to postpone their start dates.