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IRCC processing update Feb 7

Here Are New Updated IRCC Processing Times As Of February 7

Last Updated On 15 February 2023, 10:56 AM EST (Toronto Time)

This article enlists new official IRCC processing times updated on February 7, 2023 as well as comparison with processing times of last week.

In 2022, the IRCC processing tool was modified to deliver precise data on typical processing times.

These processing timelines are given to provide applicants for visas or immigration to Canada an idea of how long their application may take for a decision to be made.

Additionally, future applicants who desire to submit an application for a Canadian immigration or visa can acquire a feel of what to anticipate before doing so.

Based on data gathered over the last six months, these processing times are intended to provide new weekly processing times.

Furthermore, the processing period starts when the application is received by IRCC and concludes when the immigration officer makes a determination about the application.

These processing times are updated by IRCC officially on weekly basis.

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 card42 daysNo Change
PR card renewals67 days+ 2 days

IRCC is currently sending acknowledgement of receipt (AOR) letter or email for paper and online applications received 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

According to the most recent official IRCC data, the Canadian immigration backlog stood at 918,300.

Furthermore, 1.055 million applications were still being handled in accordance with IRCC service standards. In total, IRCC was processing around 1.97 million applications as of December 31, 2022.

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

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 107 Days
Nigeria: 388 Days
United States: 37 Days
Pakistan: 263 Days
Philippines: 61 Days
UAE: 313 Days
Bangladesh: 232 Days
Sri Lanka: 194 Days
United Kingdom: 217 Days
– 5 Days for India
+ 22 Days for Nigeria
– 3 Days for United States
– 44 Days for Pakistan
– 16 Days for Philippines
+ 16 Days for UAE
+ 6 Days for Bangladesh
+ 3 Days for Sri Lanka
– 3 Days for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 13 days
Paper-Based: 23 days
– 1 Day for online
– 3 Days for paper-based
Parents or Grandparents Super VisaVaries by country
India: 130 Days
Nigeria: 410 Days
United States: 172 Days
Pakistan: 318 Days
Philippines: 175 Days
UAE: 259 Days
Bangladesh: 214 Days
Sri Lanka: 255 Days
United Kingdom: 156 Days
+ 2 Days for India
+ 36 Days for Nigeria
– 43 Days for United States
+ 2 Days for Pakistan
+ 17 Days for Philippines
No Change for UAE
+ 7 Days for Bangladesh
+ 25 Days for Sri Lanka
+ 1 Day for UK
Study Permit Outside Canada10 WeeksNo Change
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 204 days
Paper-Based: 96 days
– 1 Day (Online)
– 1 Day for Paper-Based
Study Permit Inside Canada5 WeeksNo Change
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 149 Days
Paper-Based: 125 Days
– 5 Days (Online)
– 18 Days (Paper-Based)
Work Permit Outside Canada*Varies by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 34 Weeks
United States: 17 Weeks
Pakistan: 60 Weeks
Philippines: 12 Weeks
UAE: 35 Weeks
Bangladesh: 31 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 22 Weeks
United Kingdom: 11 Weeks
No Change for India
+ 1 Week for Nigeria
+ 3 Weeks for United States
– 11 Weeks for Pakistan
+ 1 Week for Philippines
+ 1 Week for UAE
No Change for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
+ 1 Week for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 164 Days
Paper-Based: 60 Days
– 3 Days (Online)
No Change for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)5 Weeks– 2 Weeks
Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)25 DaysNo 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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