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Know Here IRCC Latest Processing Times As Of September 20!

Beginning in early 2022, IRCC has begun to improve the online processing tool in order to provide actual processing timelines. Immigration Minister Sean Fraser announced the overhaul on March 31, 2022, as part of an attempt to enhance Canada’s immigration system. This article enlists the latest processing times from the IRCC website as of September 20, 2022.

What Updates Does the Processing Time Include?

This new IRCC tool is intended to provide weekly computations based on the previous six months’ data, as well as exact processing timeframes. Furthermore, it represents the application volume with operational concerns to help potential immigrants plan their immigration to Canada more effectively.

IRCC bases processing time on the time it takes to process previous comparable applications. The processing time begins when the application is received by IRCC and concludes when the immigration officer reaches a judgement on the application. Furthermore, the processing period may fluctuate depending on whether 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
  • Spouse or common-law partner living inside Canada: 15 months
  • Parents or Grandparents: 36 months 

Click here for September 13 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): 15 months
  • Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP): 26 months 
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 43 months (reduced by 1 month since last week’s update) 
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via express entry: 16 months
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 24 months   
  • Quebec skilled worker: 27 months.
  • Quebec business class: 64 months. 
  • Federal Self-employed: 41 months  
  • Atlantic Immigration Program: 18 months. 
  • Start-up Visa: 32 months  

Click here for September 13 processing update!

IRCC Processing Time for Temporary Residence Application 

Source: IRCC

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