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Check Latest IRCC Processing Time As of May 26

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Here are the latest official IRCC processing time as of May 26, 2023, as well as a comparison to the previous week’s processing times.

Please read the information below carefully to fully comprehend what these processing timeframes imply.

We’ve (INC – Immigration News Canada) been tracking these processing times for over a year and updating them weekly for the benefit of our readers. The IRCC officially updates them once a week.

The IRCC upgraded its processing tool in early 2022 in order to offer realistic information on normal processing durations rather than simply service standards.

Prior to that, it only displayed IRCC service standards, which represent IRCC’s goal of expedited application processing. Service standards are seldom revised.

The majority of citizenship and permanent residency services now provide processing timelines for 80% of applications, which are updated weekly based on statistics from the past six months.

These updates provide more exact information that accounts for processing volumes as well as any changes to IRCC’s ability to handle applications.

Processing timeframes for temporary residence applications are also updated every week based on statistics from the previous 8 or 16 weeks.

These processing timetables are intended to provide potential immigrants and visa applicants in Canada an idea of how long it will take to decide whether or not to accept their application.

This does not imply that your application will be processed in the same length of time.

Given that it is based on the processing times of 80% of applicants, the processing time for your application may be longer or shorter than stated.

PR cards & Citizenship

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Citizenship grant21 monthsNo Change
Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)*11 monthsNo Change
Resumption of citizenship30 monthsNo Change
Renunciation of Citizenship14 monthsNo Change
Search of citizenship records15 monthsNo Change
New PR card34 days– 2 Days
PR card renewals89 days+ 6 Days

*Citizenship certificate: Requests from countries other than the United States and Canada may be delayed.

The IRCC is currently sending out AOR letters or emails to citizenship applicants who applied on paper or online between April 3, 2023.

Family Sponsorship

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada16 monthsNo Change
Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada14 monthsNo Change
Parents or Grandparents PR25 monthsNo Change

Canadian Passport 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From
Last Week
In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted in person at Service Canada Centre – Passport services)10 business daysNo Change
In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted by mail to Service Canada Centre)20 business daysNo Change
In-Canda Urgent pick-upBy the end of next business dayNo Change
In-Canada Express pick-up2-9 business daysNo Change
Regular passport application mailed from outside Canada20 business daysNo Change

Permanent Residency Economic Class

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From
Last Week
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)4 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)26 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)(not updated
by IRCC since March 1
there could be no application
in processing for FSTP as of now
No Change
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry10 monthsNo Change
Non-Express Entry PNP19 monthsNo Change
Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)21 monthsNo Change
Quebec Business Class
entrepreneurs (Quebec)
investors (Quebec)
self-employed persons (Quebec)
68 monthsNo Change
Federal Self-Employed45 months– 1 month
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)5 monthsNo Change
Start-Up Visa35 monthsNo Change

Temporary Resident Visas 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 29 Days
Nigeria: 779 Days
United States: 23 Days
Pakistan: 773 Days
Philippines: 28 Days
UAE: 709 Days
Bangladesh: 100 Days
Sri Lanka: 84 Days
United Kingdom: 336 Days
+ 1 Day for India
– 6 Day for Nigeria
+ 4 Days for United States
– 50 Days for Pakistan
+ 2 Days for Philippines
– 22 Days for UAE
– 38 Days for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
No Change for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 19 days
Paper-Based: 25 days
No Change for online
+ 3 Days for paper-based
Parents or Grandparents Super VisaVaries by country
India: 51 Days
Nigeria: 727 Days
United States: 133 Days
Pakistan: 305 Days
Philippines: 169 Days
UAE: 629 Days
Bangladesh: 214 Days
Sri Lanka: 149 Days
United Kingdom: 201 Days
– 1 Day for India
+ 10 Days for Nigeria
– 1 Day for United States
+ 9 Days for Pakistan
– 6 Days for Philippines
– 11 Days for UAE
– 6 Days for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
– 7 Days for UK
Study Permit Outside Canada6 Weeks– 1 Week
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 131 days
Paper-Based: 96 days
– 3 Days for online
+ 4 Days for Paper-Based
Study Permit Inside Canada4 WeeksNo Change
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 105 Days
Paper-Based: 245 Days
+ 10 Days (Online)
+ 3 Days for Paper-Based
Work Permit Outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 21 Weeks
United States: 6 Weeks
Pakistan: 24 Weeks
Philippines: 8 Weeks
UAE: 27 Weeks
Bangladesh: 17 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 12 Weeks
United Kingdom: 4 Weeks
– 1 Week for India
– 3 Weeks for Nigeria
+ 1 Week for United States
– 1 Week for for Pakistan
No Change for Philippines
– 1 Week for UAE
– 15 Weeks for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
No Change for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 141 Days
Paper-Based: 14 Days
No Change for Online
+ 1 Day for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)7 WeeksNo Change
Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)41 Days+ 1 Day
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)5 minutesNo Change

*Currently, IRCC is prioritizing work permit applications for priority occupations only. If you are not seeking employment in a critical profession, your processing time may be longer.

Source: IRCC processing times

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