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.
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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
- 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
- Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada: 15 months
- Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada: 23 months
- Dependent child: depends on where the child lives
- Parents or grandparents: 36 months
- Adopted child/relative: depends on where the adopted child/relative live
4. Temporary residence application
- Visitor visa outside Canada: Varies by country
– inside Canada: 15 days online and 29 days by paper, also
– extension: 202 days online and 193 days by paper
- Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country
- Study permit outside Canada: 12 weeks
– inside Canada: 4 weeks
– extension: 46 days online and 109 days by paper
- Work permit outside Canada: Varies by country
– Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 166 days online and 133 days by paper
- International Experience Canada: Varies by country
- Electronic Travel Authorization: 5 minutes
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:
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 15 months
- Caregivers: No processing time available
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP): 16 months (online via Express Entry)
- Self-employed persons (Federal): 41 months
- Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): 26 months
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 45 months
- Atlantic Immigration Program: 18 months
- Non-Express Entry PNP: 24 months
- Quebec skilled worker: 27 months
- Quebec business class: 64 months
- Start-up visa: 32 months
- Humanitarian & Compassionate: 20 months, also
- Refugees: depends where you are applying from
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.
- Canada’s Immigration Minister announced new online services for applicants: Sept 1, 2022
- Canadian Immigration Processing Times: Seven Factors,
- Check Your Application Status Canada,
- IRCC Online Profile for Immigration, Visa, or Permit to Canada
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