The processing time for Canadian Visas is varied and is largely defined by how long it takes the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to process your application from the day it is received. The type of visa application, country of applicants residency and correctness of application are some of the factors that determine how long it will take for your Canadian Visa to be granted.
THE EXPRESS ENTRY TAKES ABOUT 6 MONTHS TO PROCESS FROM THE DATE IT IS RECEIVED.
This includes the following streams: Federal Skilled Worker (FSW), Federal Skilled Trades (FST), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) and some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNP).
All necessary documents must be uploaded to the applicant’s individual Express Entry profile before the 6 months processing time begins.
THE PR CARD TAKES ABOUT 13-27 DAYS TO PROCESS FROM THE DATE IT IS RECEIVED.
Applying for a new PR Card can take only 13 days while it can take around 27 days for renewing or replacing a PR card.
THE WORK PERMIT PROCESSING TIME TAKES ABOUT 1-27 WEEKS TO PROCESS
The Canadian work permit processing time depends on the completion of your application and the office you applied at.
THE STUDY PERMIT PROCESSING TIME TAKES ABOUT 1-16 WEEKS TO PROCESS
Canadian study permit processing times also largely depend on the applicant’s country of residence.
THE CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP PROCESSING TIME TAKES 1 YEAR TO PROCESS
It takes about one year until it is fully processed from the day of submitting the completed application.
THE CANADIAN VISITOR VISA PROCESSING TIME TAKES ABOUT 12 DAYS TO PROCESS
The visitor visa processing time usually depends on which country the applicant is applying from. Typically, it varies from a couple days to a few weeks.
THE CANADIAN SPOUSAL SPONSORSHIP PROCESSING TIME TAKES ABOUT 12-36 MONTHS TO PROCESS
The average processing time of a spousal sponsorship is approximately 12 months. It may however be shorter or longer depending on the region and circumstances involved and could span from a duration of 12 to 36 months.