With the fully online system as of the end of September 2022, there are more applications in the system, which may end up using more AI decision programming by IRCC to facilitate such volume. Then, it leads to court cases where applicants either ask for processing their applications in a timely manner or asking for adjudicating their cases being refused without reasonable grounds. Furthermore, Immigration Appeal Division changed its rule in early January 2023 with a more rapid deadline (from 120 days to 60 days) does not help much in light of the fact that the Access to Information Application may take up to 120 to 160 days to process, even to get information about updates on their application. It may get worse before getting better, unfortunately.
Read more here: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/federal-court-immigration-cases-2022-1.6778677