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Check Here IRCC Latest Processing Times As Of September 6!

IRCC has been updating 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 September 6, 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 30 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 30 processing update!

IRCC Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

  • Visitor visa outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 145 days: Reduced by 3 days since last update on August 30)
  • Visitor visa inside Canada: 15 days online and 29 days by paper. (Increased by 3 days (paper based) since last update on August 30)
  • Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country (India: 56 days:  Reduced by 12 days since last update on August 30)
  • Visitor extension (Visitor record): 202 days online and 193 days by paper. Increased by 5 days (online), but reduced by 2 day (paper-based) since last update on August 30
  • Study permit outside Canada: 12 weeks
  • Study permit inside Canada: 4 weeks 
  • Work permit outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 33 weeks: Reduced by 5 weeks since last update on August 30).
  • Study permit extension: 46 days online and 109 days by paper. (Increased by 5 days (online), but reduced by 8 days (paper based) since last update on August 30)
  • Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 166 days online and 133 days by paper. Reduced by 4 days (paper-based) since last update on August 30)
  • International Experience Canada (Current Season): 7 Weeks.

Source: IRCC

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