2019 Citizenship applications and new citizens

With the full 2019 numbers available, I have updated by standard chart comparing the number of applications, new citizens and permanent residents:

The following chart shows the number of citizenship applications per month for 2019, with the drop off in the fall likely reflecting the Liberal election commitment to waive citizenship fees (a smaller drop than I would have expected). It will be interesting to see if that trend continues in 2020 until the COVID-19 disruption mid-March (applications still being accepted, however):

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, 2013

This report is a useful source of statistical and other info on immigration and related programs. Less trend analysis than desired, however, and glosses over problems like the drop in citizenship applications approved.

Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, 2013.