IRCC Processing Times

The Latest IRCC Processing Times: August 2022

This year, Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced major updates to IRCC’s online processing times tool. Moreover, the Minister said he was looking to give clients more up-to-date information by publishing, not just accurate service standards, but also status updates on the actual processing time.

This article will explore processing times for:

<<Check the Latest IRCC Processing Times in February 2023>>

Processing times for PR, citizenship, family sponsorships and temporary resident visas

As of August 2, processing times were the following:

1. Permanent resident (PR) cards

  • Renewing or replacing a PR card: 62 days
  • Waiting for first card: 81 days

2. Citizenship

  • Citizenship grant: 26 months, also
  • Certificate/Proof of citizenship: 17 months
  • Resumption of citizenship: 19 months
  • Renunciation of citizenship: 16 months
  • Search of citizenship record: 15 months
  • Citizenship for adopted persons – Part 1: 13 months, Part 2: Varies by complexity

3. Family Sponsorship

4. Temporary residence application

Processing times for applications under Economic Immigration, humanitarian, refugees and caregivers visa category

The processing times for applications under Economic Immigration, humanitarian, refugees and caregivers, were the following:

Please be aware that this data was retrieved from the Government of Canada, on August 2, 2022. This is subject to change on the website due to fresh updates.

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