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Check Here IRCC Latest Processing Times As Of August 16!

IRCC has updated the online processing tool to provide accurate information on processing times in early 2022. This update was part of the effort to modernize the Canadian immigration system and was announced by immigration minister Sean Fraser on March 31, 2022. This article enlists latest processing times from IRCC website as of August 16, 2022.

What Updates Does the Processing Time Include 

In addition to accurate processing times, 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. 

IRCC calculates processing time based on its time 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. 

Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards
Processing Time for Family Sponsorship

Click here for August 9 processing update!

Processing time for Canadian Passport 
  • 1. In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted in person at Service Canada Centre – Passport services): 10 business days
  • 2. In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted by mail to Service Canada Centre): 20 business days
  • 3. In-Canada New Passport (Standard pick-up): 10 business days
  • 4. In-Canda Urgent pick-up: By the end of the next business day
  • 5. In-Canada Express pick-up: 2-9 business days
  • 6. Regular passport application mailed from outside Canada: 20 business days after receiving.
Processing time for Economic Class 

Click here for August 9 processing update!

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 
  • Visitor visa outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 158 days: Increased further by 3 days since last update on August 9)
  • Visitor visa inside Canada: 15 days online and 18 days by paper. (Reduced by 75 days (online), but increased by 4 days (paper) since last update on August 9)
  • Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country (India: 100 days:  Reduced by 35 day since last update on August 9)
  • Visitor extension (Visitor record): 181 days online and 196 days by paper. (Increased by 12 days (online) and 6 days (paper) since last update on August 9)
  • Study permit outside Canada: 12 weeks
  • Study permit inside Canada: 3 weeks (Increased by 1 week since last update on August 9)
  • Work permit outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 44 weeks)
  • Study permit extension: 43 days online and 132 days by paper. (Reduced by 19 days (online) and 23 days (paper based) since last update on August 9)
  • Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 165 days online and 145 days by paper. (Increased further by 6 days online, but reduced by 3 days since last update on August 9)
  • International Experience Canada (Current Season): 7 Weeks. (reduced by 1 week since last update on August 9) 

Source: IRCC