2.5 Million Backlog: Holding the government accountable for their immigration failure

Kevin Vuong, MP

2,583,827 people are languishing in IRCC purgatory. Their lives and careers on hold, while our nation is facing a labour shortage.

As the government's own numbers demonstrate, their 10-point plan to address the immigration crisis is just more smoke and mirrors:

  • Over 50% of IRCC applications are backlogged
  • The work permits backlog is projected to hit 60%
  • Total IRCC backlog is 2,583,827 (as of Aug. 31, 2022)

The government's continued failure is hurting businesses, and has real financial consequences for our country's economic prosperity.

See below for my debate with the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship: