Check immigration or citizenship processing times

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Check how long it takes to process immigration and citizenship applications

Find out how long it takes to process applications for:

  • Temporary visitor visas, study and work permits
  • Permanent residence
  • Permanent residence cards (including replacements)
  • Citizenship
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Citizenship and Immigration Canada
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Web
Date Published
October 29, 2014

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Submitted by Hanane on April 11, 2019 - 11:20 PM

bonjour; tout d'abord je tiens à vous remercier des efforts déployés pour satisfaire nos besoins en informations. j'aimerai savoir s'il vous plait comment est ce que le délai de traitement se prolonge pour quelqu'un qui a déjà déposé sa demande et diminue si on déclare que nous n'avons pas encore déposé une demande alors que ces délais prennent en considération les 12 dernier mois pour les deux cas?

Submitted by Iheme uzoma on February 09, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Hi I would like to know the steps taken in applying for university in Canada for engineering and if there are scholarships for international students.

Submitted by Golden on December 23, 2017 - 7:05 PM

Hi! I would like to know how much longer does it usually take for passport request stage for finalizing the permanent residency application? Because as far as I know they received it last November 16, 2017. I'm just worried not to get it on time. The passport will expire on July 2018. I'm pressured not to fall on a 6month rule or else the whole application will be rejected or forfeited.

Submitted by Rodie Bacani on November 01, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Dear Immigration, My name is Rodie Bacani, I would like to get an information regarding the processing time of pemanent residence visa application, it’s been 18 months rightnow since we submitted our applications, we are family of four my wife is the principal, we are just waiting for passport request rightnow. Just wondering if there is a problem why there is a delay on the processing. I will deeply appreciate if you could send us information about my concern. Thank you

Submitted by Mohammed Darwish on September 06, 2017 - 4:42 AM

Dear Sir I am a Palestinian refugee living in Lebanon with a Palestinian document. I work in Dubai. I live in Dubai. My family and I are not stable. I love to emigrate to Canada with my family and I live a decent life. How can I apply for immigration and asylum in Canada? Thanks & Regards Mohammed Darwish

Submitted by Donna Sutton on August 27, 2017 - 4:52 PM

To Whom It May Concern, I am a retired US citizen. I wish to move to Canada. What is my first step? Thank you, DS

Submitted by open-ouvert on August 29, 2017 - 6:39 PM

Hi Donna, This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we do not deal with these services directly. You can go to the following website to learn more about immigration: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp Here's some information about how to apply to become a agricultural worker in Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/permit-agriculture.asp You can also email your local IRCC office for direct help: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/index.asp I hope this helps. Regards, Sabrina The Open Government team

Submitted by Tony on August 16, 2017 - 1:50 PM

Dear sir, I am looking forward coming to Canada as open work permit then I will purchase a farm to work as self-employed, how do I become PR under self-employed while in Canada? Please help.

Submitted by open-ouvert on August 17, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Hi Tony, This comment system leads to the team responsible for transparency and accountability work in the public service. We host datasets and records about many things, including historic statistics on immigration and visa applications, but we do not deal with these services directly. You can go to the following website to learn more about immigration: Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/immigrate/apply.asp Here's some information about how to apply to become a agricultural worker in Canada: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/work/permit-agriculture.asp You can also email your local IRCC office for direct help: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/offices/index.asp I hope this helps. Regards, Momin The Open Government team

Submitted by رياض علوش on August 14, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Dear sir, I am a disabled man with polio, but I am able to work in the field of perfumes and makeup because I have a perfume factory in Syria in Turkey, there is no work or medical care. I want to travel to Canada with my children because you know the meaning of humanity. Please help.

Submitted by open-ouvert on March 24, 2017 - 1:37 PM

Hi, You will need to contact the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) to receive direct help. Their information can be found here: http://www.unhcr.ca/contact-us/ For more information on resettling into Canada, please see the following page: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/outside/index.asp I hope you find the assistance you need. Warmest regards, Momin, Open Government team.

Submitted by khondoker saki… on December 20, 2016 - 10:47 AM

my application status undated time. and how can I knows how longer more my. application compi. already 16 month a go profession time.please sand me what can I do now

Submitted by open-ouvert on December 20, 2016 - 2:11 PM

To check on the status of your application, I suggest you have a look here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/my_application/status.asp?s=7. You may also want to check in with the Call Centre (http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/contacts/call.asp) if the online application status tool does not provide you with the information you're searching for. Best wishes! Karin - open-ouvert team

Submitted by SOLAKIAN on April 29, 2016 - 12:32 PM

Madame, Monsieur bonjour, Actuellement étudiant français et, je l'espère, diplomé d'un MSc. Ingénierie d'Affaires en Septembre 2016, j'ai présenté une demande de Permis Vacances Travail le 23 Mars 2016. A ce moment-là les délais de traitement étaient de 8 semaines, aujourd'hui ils sont de 3 mois. Quels délais dois-je retenir? Et est-ce qu'il y aurait un moyen d'être informé de l'état de ma demande à l'heure actuelle? Par avance merci. Bien cordialement, Florent SOLAKIAN