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Here Are IRCC New Updated Processing Times As Of February 15

Last Updated On 15 February 2023, 11:00 AM EST (Toronto Time)

This page enlist new official IRCC processing times updated on February 15, 2023, as well as a comparison to processing times from the previous week.

The IRCC processing tool was upgraded in 2022 to provide precise statistics on normal processing times, rather than just service standards.

These processing timelines are provided to give applicants for visas or immigration to Canada an indication of how long it may take for a decision to be reached on their application.

Furthermore, prospective candidates who wish to apply for a Canadian immigration or visa can get a sense of what to expect before doing so.

These processing times are meant to give new weekly processing times based on data collected over the previous 6 months for 80% of the applications in a category.

This doesn’t mean that your application is bound to take the same amount of time for processing.

It may take longer or even lesser than the time mentioned in this processing update since this is an average of the processing times for 80% of the applications.

Furthermore, the processing time begins when IRCC receives the application and ends when the immigration officer reaches a decision on the application.

IRCC officially updates these processing times on a weekly basis and we have been tracking these times as well as comparison for more than a year now.

IRCC Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Citizenship grant23 monthsNo Change
Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)14 monthsNo Change
Resumption of citizenship24 monthsNo Change
Renunciation of Citizenship15 monthsNo Change
Search of citizenship records16 monthsNo Change
New PR card41 days– 1 Day
PR card renewals68 days+ 1 days

IRCC is presently issuing acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) letters or emails to paper and online citizenship applications submitted in the week of December 7, 2022.

IRCC 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 monthsNo Change
Parents or Grandparents PR39 monthsNo Change

The most current official IRCC data showed a 918,300 applications in Canadian immigration backlog.

In addition, 1.055 million applications were still being processed in compliance with IRCC service standards. As of December 31, 2022, IRCC was processing around 1.97 million applications.

Processing time for 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

IRCC Processing time for Economic Class

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)16 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)31 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)70 monthsNo Change
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry11 monthsNo Change
Non-Express Entry PNP21 monthsNo Change
Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)19 monthsNo Change
Quebec Business Class67 monthsNo Change
Federal Self-Employed43 monthsNo Change
Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)23 monthsNo Change
Start-Up Visa33 monthsNo Change

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Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 99 Days
Nigeria: 325 Days
United States: 33 Days
Pakistan: 205 Days
Philippines: 55 Days
UAE: 316 Days
Bangladesh: 217 Days
Sri Lanka: 151 Days
United Kingdom: 216 Days
– 8 Days for India
– 63 Days for Nigeria
– 4 Days for United States
– 58 Days for Pakistan
– 6 Days for Philippines
+ 3 Days for UAE
– 15 Days for Bangladesh
– 43 Days for Sri Lanka
– 1 Day for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 16 days
Paper-Based: 25 days
+ 3 Days for online
+ 2 Days for paper-based
Parents or Grandparents Super VisaVaries by country
India: 131 Days
Nigeria: 427 Days
United States: 273 Days
Pakistan: 422 Days
Philippines: 209 Days
UAE: 238 Days
Bangladesh: 256 Days
Sri Lanka: 255 Days
United Kingdom: 159 Days
+ 1 Day for India
+ 17 Days for Nigeria
+ 101 Days for United States
+ 104 Days for Pakistan
+ 34 Days for Philippines
+ 21 Days for UAE
+ 42 Days for Bangladesh
+ 19 Days for Sri Lanka
+ 3 Days for UK
Study Permit Outside Canada10 WeeksNo Change
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 217 days
Paper-Based: 95 days
+ 13 Days (Online)
– 1 Day for Paper-Based
Study Permit Inside Canada5 WeeksNo Change
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 146 Days
Paper-Based: 119 Days
– 3 Days (Online)
– 6 Days (Paper-Based)
Work Permit Outside Canada*Varies by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 49 Weeks
United States: 17 Weeks
Pakistan: 67 Weeks
Philippines: 11 Weeks
UAE: 34 Weeks
Bangladesh: 32 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 22 Weeks
United Kingdom: 11 Weeks
No Change for India
+ 15 Weeks for Nigeria
No Change for United States
+ 7 Weeks for Pakistan
– 1 Week for Philippines
– 1 Week for UAE
+ 1 Week for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
No Change for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 161 Days
Paper-Based: 59 Days
– 3 Days (Online)
– 1 Day for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)2 Weeks– 3 Weeks
Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)23 Days– 2 Days
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)5 minutesNo Change
*Applications for critical occupations are being prioritized. If you are not applying for a job in a critical occupation, your processing time may be longer than shown above.
Source: IRCC


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