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The Latest IRCC Processing Times: September 2022

This year, the Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, announced major updates to IRCC’s online processing times tool.  This tool is supposed to provide new weekly calculations from the previous six months’ data. Moreover, it reflects the application volume with operational challenges to help future immigrants plan their journey better.

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

As of September 6, processing times were the following:

1. Permanent resident (PR) cards

  • Renewing or replacing a PR card: 78 days
  • Waiting for first card: 73 days

2. Citizenship

  • Citizenship grant: 26 months, also
  • Certificate/Proof of citizenship: 17 months
  • Resumption of citizenship: 23 months
  • Renunciation of citizenship: 17 months
  • Search of citizenship record: 15 months
  • Citizenship for adopted persons – Part 1: 12 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:

This data was retrieved from the Government of Canada, on September 6, 2022. This is subject to change on the website due to fresh updates.

Also, please be aware that IRCC calculates processing time based on the time it took to process previous similar applications. The processing time begins when IRCC receives the application and ends when the immigration officer has decided on the application. Moreover, the processing time may vary on how the application was submitted on paper or online.

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