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Here Are Latest IRCC Processing Times As Of October 25!


IRCC updated their online processing tool to provide accurate information on processing times in the beginning of 2022. 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 October, 25 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. 

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. 

Processing Times for Citizenship & PR cards
Processing Time for Family Sponsorship
  • Spouse or common-law partner living outside Canada: 23 months (increased by 1 month since last week)
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada: 14 months
  • Parents or Grandparents: 37 months
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
  • 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): 17 months
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP): 26 months 
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 47 months 
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via express entry: 15 months  
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 23 months (reduced by 3 months since last week) 
  • Quebec skilled worker: 24 months. 
  • Quebec business class: 65 months.   
  • Federal Self-employed: 41 months
  • Atlantic Immigration Program: 15 months.
  • Start-up Visa: 32 months  
Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 
  • Visitor visa outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 154 days – Increased by 7 days since last update on October 19)
  • Visitor visa inside Canada: 16 days online and 42 days by paper. (Increased by 1 day since last update on October 19)
  • Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country (India: 92 days:  Increased by 15 days since last update on October 19) 
  • Visitor extension (Visitor record): 203 days online and 182 days by paper. (reduced by 1 day (online) and 2 days (paper based) since last update on October 19) 
  • Study permit outside Canada: 13 weeks
  • Study permit inside Canada: 4 weeks 
  • Work permit outside Canada: Varies by country (India: 16 weeks: Reduced by 2 weeks since last update on October 19)Applications for critical occupations are being prioritised. If you are not applying for a job in a critical occupation, your processing time may be longer than shown above.
  • Study permit extension: 83 days online and 76 days by paper. (Increased by 4 days (online) and 1 day (paper-based) last update on October 19).
  • Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 169 days online and 86 days by paper. (increased by 1 day (online), but reduced by 1 day (paper-based) since last update on October 19)
  • International Experience Canada (Current Season): 7 Weeks – IEC 2022 (International Experience Canada) Ended On Oct 17

Here Are Country-Wise Study Permit Approval Rates For Canada

Source: IRCC

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