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Latest IRCC Processing Time December 14

Here Are Latest IRCC Processing Times As Of December 14!

Last Updated On 20 December 2022, 10:42 AM EST (Toronto Time)

IRCC upgraded its online processing tool in early 2022 to provide accurate information on average processing timeframes. On March 31, 2022, Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced this modification to modernize Canada’s immigration system. This page contains the most recent IRCC processing timeframes as of December 14, 2022.

The Canadian immigration backlog has shrunk from 1.2 million on October 31, 2022 to 1.09 million as of November 30, 2022. This backlog data was also updated today (December 14) by IRCC. Furthermore, 1.02 million applications are still being processed within IRCC service standards. As of November 30, IRCC was processing around 2.1 million applications.

What Updates Does the Processing Time Include 

The processing time begins when IRCC receives the application and ends when the immigration officer reaches a decision on the application. IRCC bases processing time on the time it takes to process comparable applications in the past. Furthermore, depending on whether the application was submitted on paper or online, the processing time may vary.

These processing times are intended to provide fresh weekly timeframes based on data from the previous six months. It also links application volume with operational concerns to help prospective immigrants better plan their journey.

Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Citizenship grant24 monthsNo Change
Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)16 monthsNo Change
Resumption of citizenship34 monthsNo Change
Renunciation of Citizenship16 monthsNo Change
Search of citizenship records16 monthsNo Change
New PR card92 daysNo Change
PR card renewals84 days– 3 Days

Processing Time for Family Sponsorship

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada18 monthsNo Change
Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada14 monthsNo Change
Parents or Grandparents PR38 monthsNo Change

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

Processing time for Economic Class

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)21 months+ 1 month
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)29 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)62 monthsNo Change
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry13 monthsNo Change
Non-Express Entry PNP22 monthsNo Change
Quebec Skilled Worker21 monthsNo Change
Quebec Business Class65 monthsNo Change
Federal Self-Employed42 monthsNo Change
Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP)12 monthsNo Change
Start-Up Visa32 monthsNo Change

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 154 days
Nigeria: 189 Days
United States: 44 Days
Pakistan: 267 Days
Philippines: 114 Days
UAE: 231 Days
Bangladesh: 217 Days
Sri Lanka: 212 Days
United Kingdom: 139 Days
– 6 Days for India
+ 10 Days for Nigeria
– 5 Days for United States
+ 10 Days for Pakistan
– 1 Day for Philippines
+ 14 Days for UAE
+ 2 Days for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
+ 6 Days for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 23 days
Paper-Based: 50 days
– 1 Day for online
+ 4 Days for paper-based
Parents or Grandparents SupervisaVaries by country
India: 155 Days
Nigeria: 225 Days
United States: 325 Days
Pakistan: 245 Days
Philippines: 178 Days
UAE: 176 Days
Bangladesh: 180 Days
Sri Lanka: 238 Days
United Kingdom: 176 Days
– 8 Days for India
– 11 Days for Nigeria
– 137 Days for United States
+ 5 Days for Pakistan
– 3 Days for Philippines
+ 3 Days for UAE
+ 8 Days for Bangladesh
– 39 Days for Sri Lanka
– 3 Days for UK
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 193 days
Paper-Based: 163 days
– 5 Days (Online)
No Change for Paper-Based
Study Permit Outside Canada9 WeeksNo Change
Study Permit Inside Canada4 Weeks+ 1 Week
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 91 Days
Paper-Based: 108 Days
+ 16 Day (Online)
+ 4 Days (Paper-Based)
Work Permit Outside Canada*Varies by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 27 Weeks
United States: 14 Weeks
Pakistan: 66 Weeks
Philippines: 10 Weeks
UAE: 33 Weeks
Bangladesh: 35 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 34 Weeks
United Kingdom: 8 Weeks
No Chanage for India
No Chanage for Nigeria
– 4 Weeks for United States
+ 10 Weeks for Pakistan
– 1 Week for Philippines
+ 1 Week for UAE
– 3 Weeks for Bangladesh
– 1 Week for Sri Lanka
– 1 Week for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 167 Days
Paper-Based: 78 Days
– 1 Day (Online)
– 3 for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)**5 WeeksNo Change
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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