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Here Are IRCC New Updated Online Processing Times – June 1!

IRCC has updated the online processing tool to provide accurate information on processing times. 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 June 1, 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. 

Calculating Processing Times

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. 

Current Processing Times

Current immigration data reveals about 2.13 million people are awaiting processing. However, some improvements in processing time are seen with express entry applicants. Still, IRCC is struggling to process applications due the impact on Covid-19 pandemic. Below are some of the current processing times. 

Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards
  • Citizenship grant: 27 months
  • Citizenship Certificate (proof of citizenship): 17 months
  • Resumption of citizenship: 23 months
  • Renunciation of citizenship: 15 months
  • Search of citizenship records: 15 months
  • New PR card: 91 days (reduced by 2 days since our last update on May 24)
  • Renewing PR card: 61 days (reduced by 2 days since our last update on May 24)
Processing Time for Family Sponsorship 
  • Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada: 22 months (Increased by 1 month since our last update on May 24)
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada: 15 months
  • Parents or Grandparents: 34 months (Increased by 1 month since our last update on May 24)

Click here for May 24 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 
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 11 months (Increased by 2 months since our last update on May 24)
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP): 26 months (Reduced by 1 month since our last update on May 24)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 43 months (Increased by 3 months since our last update on May 24) 
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) through express entry: 21 months (Reduced by 1 month since our last update on May 24)
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 27 months
  • Quebec skilled worker: 31 months. (Increased by 1 month since our last update on May 24)
  • Quebec business class: 63 months. (Reduced by 1 month since our last update on May 24)
  • Federal Self-employed: 41 months
  • Atlantic Immigration Program: 15 months. (Increased by 3 months since our last update on May 24)
  • Start-up Visa: 31 months 

Click here for May 24 processing update!

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 
  • Visitor visa outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 129 days)
  • Visitor visa inside Canada: 36 days online and 22 days by paper. (Increased by 8 days online and 2 days by paper since our last update on May 24)
  • Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country (India: 146 days – Increased by 4 days since our last update on May 24)
  • Visitor extension: 204 days online and 214 days by paper. (Reduced by 4 days online since our last update on May 24)
  • Study permit outside Canada: 12 weeks
  • Study permit inside Canada: 3 weeks
  • Work permit outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 39 weeks) Reduced by 2 weeks since our last update on May 24)
  • Study permit extension: 68 days online and 210 days by paper. (Reduced by 2 days online and 7 days by paper since our last update on May 24)
  • Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 144 days online and 151 days by paper. (Increased by 1 day online and reduced by 2 days by paper since our last update on May 24)
  • International Experience Canada: Current season – 5 weeks. (Increased by 1 week)

Source: IRCC official website

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