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Check Out Latest IRCC Processing Times As Of April 12

Last Updated On 12 April 2023, 10:09 AM EDT (Toronto Time)

This page contains a list of the most recent official IRCC processing times as of April 12, 2023, as well as a comparison with last week’s processing times.

Please carefully read the information below to properly understand what these processing times mean.

These processing durations, which are formally updated every week by the IRCC, have been recorded and published for the benefit of our readers for more than a year now.

In early 2022, the IRCC changed its processing tool to incorporate accurate data on usual processing timelines rather than merely service standard times.

Formerly, it exhibited IRCC service standards, which represent IRCC’s goal of processing an application in a timely way. The service standards are not updated on a regular basis.

For 80% of applications, the majority of services for citizenship and permanent residency now offer processing timeframes that are updated weekly based on information from the last 6 months.

These updates give you more accurate information that reflects processing volumes and any changes to IRCC’s ability to handle applications.

Processing times for applications for temporary residency are also adjusted every week based on information from the preceding 8 or 16 weeks.

These processing timelines are meant to provide potential immigration and visa applicants to Canada an indication of how long it may take for a decision on their application to be made.

This does not indicate that your application will be processed in the same amount of time.

Because it is an average of the timings for 80% of applicants, the actual processing time for your application may vary (could be longer or shorter than time mentioned here).

Please keep in mind that the processing time begins when the application is received by the IRCC and concludes when the immigration officer determines whether or not to approve the application.

Check Processing Time for Citizenship & PR cards

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Citizenship grant22 monthsNo Change
Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)12 monthsNo Change
Resumption of citizenship30 monthsNo Change
Renunciation of Citizenship14 monthsNo Change
Search of citizenship records15 monthsNo Change
New PR card35 days+ 5 Days
PR card renewals62 daysNo Change

*Citizenship certificate (evidence of citizenship): Applications from countries other than Canada and the United States may take longer to process.

The IRCC is currently sending AOR letters or emails to paper-based and online citizenship applications received in the week of February 28, 2023.

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 PR25 monthsNo Change

Canadian Passport Processing times 

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

Permanent Residency Processing Time For Economic Class

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From
Last Week
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)5 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP)27 monthsNo Change
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)(not updated
by IRCC since March 1)

There could be no application
in processing for FSTP now
No Change
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry10 monthsNo Change
Non-Express Entry PNP20 monthsNo Change
Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW)20 monthsNo Change
Quebec Business Class
entrepreneurs (Quebec)
investors (Quebec)
self-employed persons (Quebec)
67 monthsNo Change
Federal Self-Employed44 monthsNo Change
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)4 monthsNo Change
Start-Up Visa35 monthsNo Change

IRCC Processing Times For Temporary Residence 

Application TypeCurrent Processing TimeChange From Last Week
Visitor visa outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 17 Days
Nigeria: 793 Days
United States: 14 Days
Pakistan: 581 Days
Philippines: 28 Days
UAE: 320 Days
Bangladesh: 194 Days
Sri Lanka: 110 Days
United Kingdom: 157 Days
– 2 Days for India
+ 310 Days for Nigeria
No Change for United States
+ 125 Days for Pakistan
No Change for Philippines
No Change for UAE
+ 8 Days for Bangladesh
– 6 Days for Sri Lanka
+ 122 Days for UK
Visitor visa inside CanadaOnline: 10 days
Paper-Based: 31 days
– 1 Day for online
– 2 Days for paper-based
Parents or Grandparents Super VisaVaries by country
India: 94 Days
Nigeria: 692 Days
United States: 129 Days
Pakistan: 400 Days
Philippines: 192 Days
UAE: 333 Days
Bangladesh: 206 Days
Sri Lanka: 301 Days
United Kingdom: 176 Days
– 17 Days for India
+ 5 Day for Nigeria
– 24 Days for United States
– 18 Days for Pakistan
– 11 Days for Philippines
+ 6 Days for UAE
– 50 Days for Bangladesh
– 5 Days for Sri Lanka
– 15 Days for UK
Study Permit Outside Canada8 Weeks– 1 Week
Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)Online: 170 days
Paper-Based: 110 days
– 5 Days (Online)
+ 12 Days for Paper-Based
Study Permit Inside Canada3 Weeks+ 1 Week
Study Permit ExtensionOnline: 88 Days
Paper-Based: 114 Days
+ 11 Days (Online)
+ 15 Days for Paper-Based
Work Permit Outside CanadaVaries by country
India: 8 Weeks
Nigeria: 25 Weeks
United States: 7 Weeks
Pakistan: 45 Weeks
Philippines: 9 Weeks
UAE: 36 Weeks
Bangladesh: 46 Weeks
Sri Lanka: 18 Weeks
United Kingdom: 6 Weeks
No Change for India
– 2 Weeks for Nigeria
– 1 Week for United States
– 13 Weeks for Pakistan
No Change for Philippines
– 2 Weeks for UAE
No Change for Bangladesh
No Change for Sri Lanka
– 3 Weeks for UK
Work Permit Inside CanadaOnline: 144 Days
Paper-Based: 15 Days
– 2 Days (Online)
– 2 Days for paper-based
International Experience Canada (Current Season)4 WeeksNo Change
Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)29 Days+ 3 Days
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)5 minutesNo Change

*At this time, work permit applications for priority occupations are being processed faster. Your processing time could be longer if you are not seeking work visa for a job in a crucial profession.

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