Will Canada Attend to the Huge Citizenship Application Backlog?

With coronavirus gripping the world in its terrifying clutches, it has become impossible for countries to function normally. Many countries that had to shut down operations early in the year to bring the situation under control are still reeling from the effects and trying to catch up.

Canada is no exception. While the pandemic has slowed down in the country and the infection rates have been low for a while, Canada is yet to resume all the services that it had put on hold back in March. Immigration and Citizenship have suffered exponentially this year as application processing has been delayed drastically.

Demonstrations in the country

Many citizenship-applicants are now frustrated with the current state of things and the federal government’s inability to handle the application backlog. There are thousands of people who are being kept from becoming Canadian citizens and using the benefits that come with it. IRCC was forced to shut down all citizenship events- tests, interviews and ceremonies- so as to deal with the pandemic.

On November 7, the Advocates for Resumption of Canadian Citizenship Tests organized demonstrations in Montreal and Toronto to get their message across. The next demonstration is going to take place on November 28 in Ottawa. This group came into being as a force against the immense backlog in applicants who are due for a test or a ceremony.

Current state

IRCC had said that the citizenship test could be held online in the future but that plan is yet to materialize. While some in-person testing options have opened up now, it is not enough to cater to the over 85,000 candidates who have to take the test. IRCC began hosting virtual citizenship ceremonies back in April but the numbers are still down.

Canadian PR Visa From The Comfort of Your Home! Discover Your Immigration Options Today!

--

--

--

BetterPlace Immigration specializes in providing the latest Canadian immigration news.

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

A Week in Nigeria: 29 August

The context ignored by journalists at Quebec City’s racist/antiracist protests

What politicians in Europe can learn from the elections in the USA

Cut off from everything

NLC Stages Protest In Ogun Assembly, Demands National Minimum wage

The Home and The World

Young S.Koreans dread revival of work dinners as pandemic eases

A Week in Nigeria: 6 March

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
BetterPlace Immigration - Canada Immigration News

BetterPlace Immigration - Canada Immigration News

BetterPlace Immigration specializes in providing the latest Canadian immigration news.

More from Medium

The Truth about Mental Illness and Guns control

Are we just killing the time until we die?

Calling something old is a sign of respect

Citizenship in the Land of Happy Little Trees