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Here Are Latest IRCC Processing Times As Of April 6

Last Updated On 11 April 2023, 8:52 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

This page includes a list of the latest official IRCC processing times as of April 6, 2023, as well as a comparison to the processing times of last week.

To fully comprehend what these processing times represent, please carefully read the accompanying information.

These processing timeframes, which are formally updated each week by the IRCC, have been tracked by us for more than a year and published for the benefit of our readers.

The IRCC revised its processing tool in the beginning of 2022 to include precise data on normal processing times rather than simply service standard timescales.

Prior to that, it demonstrated IRCC service standards, which reflect IRCC target of handling an application in a timely manner. The service standards are not frequently revised.

The majority of services for citizenship and permanent residency now display processing timelines that are updated each week based on information from the last 6 months, for 80% of the applications.

These updates provide you with more accurate information that reflects processing volumes and any modifications to IRCC capacity to handle applications.

Based on information from the previous 8 or 16 weeks, processing timelines for applications for temporary residency are also updated every week.

These processing times are intended to provide prospective immigrants and visa seekers to Canada a rough idea of how long it could take for a decision to be made on their application.

This does not imply that it will take the same length of time to process your application.

The processing time for your application may be longer or shorter than stated because it is an average of the timings for 80% of the applicants.

Please be aware that the processing period starts when the application is received by the IRCC and ends when the immigration officer decides whether to accept the application or not.

Check Processing Time for Citizenship & PR cards

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Citizenship grant22 months– 1 month
Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)*12 months– 2 months
Resumption of citizenship30 monthsNo Change
Renunciation of Citizenship14 monthsNo Change
Search of citizenship records15 months– 1 month
New PR card30 days+ 1 Day
PR card renewals62 days– 1 Day

*Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship): Applications from nations other Canada and the US may take longer to complete.

AOR letters or emails are now being sent by the IRCC to paper-based and online citizenship candidates who submitted their applications between February 23, 2023.

Processing time For 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 months+ 1 month
Parents or Grandparents PR25 months– 14 months

Canadian Passport Processing times 

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 Processing Time For Economic Class

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From
Last Week
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)5 months– 7 months
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)27 months– 3 months
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)(not updated
by IRCC since March 1)

There could be no application
in processing for FSTP now
No Change
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry10 months– 1 month
Non-Express Entry PNP20 monthsNo Change
Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)20 monthsNo Change
Quebec Business Class
entrepreneurs (Quebec)
investors (Quebec)
self-employed persons (Quebec)
67 monthsNo Change
Federal Self-Employed44 months+ 1 month
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)4 monthsN/A
Start-Up Visa35 months+ 2 months

IRCC Processing Times For Temporary Residence 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 19 Days
Nigeria: 483 Days
United States: 14 Days
Pakistan: 456 Days
Philippines: 28 Days
UAE: 320 Days
Bangladesh: 186 Days
Sri Lanka: 116 Days
United Kingdom: 35 Days
– 6 Days for India
+ 126 Days for Nigeria
No Change for United States
+ 221 Days for Pakistan
– 1 Day for Philippines
+ 1 Day for UAE
– 53 Days for Bangladesh
– 9 Days for Sri Lanka
+ 4 Days for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 11 days
Paper-Based: 33 days
No Change
Parents or Grandparents Super VisaVaries by country
India: 111 Days
Nigeria: 687 Days
United States: 153 Days
Pakistan: 418 Days
Philippines: 203 Days
UAE: 327 Days
Bangladesh: 256 Days
Sri Lanka: 306 Days
United Kingdom: 191 Days
– 12 Days for India
+ 1 Day for Nigeria
– 39 Days for United States
– 4 Days for Pakistan
– 23 Days for Philippines
No Change for UAE
+ 3 Days for Bangladesh
– 1 Day for Sri Lanka
+ 1 Day for UK
Study Permit Outside Canada9 WeeksNo Change
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 175 days
Paper-Based: 98 days
– 8 Days (Online)
+ 13 Days for Paper-Based
Study Permit Inside Canada2 WeeksNo Change
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 77 Days
Paper-Based: 99 Days
+ 8 Days (Online)
No Change for Paper-Based
Work Permit Outside Canada*Varies by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 26 Weeks
United States: 8 Weeks
Pakistan: 58 Weeks
Philippines: 9 Weeks
UAE: 38 Weeks
Bangladesh: 46 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 18 Weeks
United Kingdom: 9 Weeks
No Change for India
No Change for Nigeria
– 2 Weeks for United States
+ 11 Weeks for Pakistan
No Change for Philippines
+ 1 Week for UAE
No Change for Bangladesh
– 1 Week for Sri Lanka
– 3 Weeks for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 146 Days
Paper-Based: 17 Days
– 2 Days (Online)
– 8 Days for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)4 WeeksNo Change
Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)26 Days+ 3 Days
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)5 minutesNo Change

*At this time, applications for vital positions are given priority. Your processing time could be extended if you are not seeking for a job in a crucial profession.

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