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Canada Immigration Latest Processing Times As Of October 19!

Last Updated On 19 October 2022, 2:08 PM EDT (Toronto Time)

Canada immigration minister, honourable Sean Fraser announced enhancements on improving processing timelines on March 31, 2022, as part of an attempt to modernize Canada’s immigration system. Based on those, this page contains the new processing timelines from the IRCC website as of October 19, 2022. This timeline is updated every week.

What Updates Does the Processing Time Include?

This new IRCC tool is intended to provide weekly processing times based on the previous six months’ data, as well as exact processing times.

Furthermore, it represents the application volume with operational capacity to help future immigrants plan their immigration to Canada more effectively.

IRCC bases processing time on the time it takes to process previous similar applications. The processing time begins when the application is received by IRCC. And, it concludes when the immigration officer makes a decision on the application.

So, the processing time may fluctuate depending on whether the application was submitted on paper or online.

Canada Immigration Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards

Processing Time for Family Sponsorship
  • Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada: 22 months
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada: 14 months
  • Parents or Grandparents: 37 months
Processing time for Canadian Passport 
  • 1. Submitted in person at a passport office (Service Canada Centre – Passport Services) or Service Canada Centre that offers 10-day processing: 10 business days
  • 2. Submitted in person at a regular Service Canada Centre, a Service Canada Scheduled Outreach Site that offers passport services or by mail: 20 business days
  • 3. In-Canda Urgent pick-up: By end of next business day (reduced by 1 day since last week’s update)
  • 4. In-Canada Express pick-up: 2-9 business days (lower range reduced by 1 day since last week’s update)
  • 5. Regular passport application mailed from outside Canada: 20 business days after receiving.

Canada Immigration Processing time for Economic Class 

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 17 months  
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP): 26 months 
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 47 months  
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via express entry: 15 months
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 23 months    
  • Quebec skilled worker: 24 months.  
  • Quebec business class: 65 months.  
  • Federal Self-employed: 41 months  
  • Atlantic Immigration Program: 15 months. 
  • Start-up Visa: 32 months  

IRCC Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

Source: IRCC

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