There has been an update on the online processing tool, which shall provide accurate information at the onset of 2022. This effort was put to put a modern spin on the immigration system of Canada, with the announcement being made on 31st March 2022 by the Canadian Minister of Immigration, Sean Fraser. Here are some recent processing times from the IRCC website on 9th August 2022.
This tool will furnish accurate information and provide new weekly calculations from the data of the last six months. Also, it shall showcase the operational challenges and volume of applications that might aid the migrants in planning their immigration journey better than before.
The processing time that the IRCC calculates is based on the time taken to process similar previous applications. The processing time differs depending on whether it was submitted online or on paper.
Time for processing for PR cards as well as Citizenship
- Citizenship grant: 26 months.
- Citizenship Certificate (proof of Citizenship): 17 months
- The recommencement of Citizenship: 19 months
- Renunciation of Citizenship: 16 months
- Looking for citizenship records: 15 months
- New PR card: 83 days which is amplified ahead by two days since the previous week)
- Renewing PR card: 66 days that was increased further by four days since last week
IRCC Processing Time with regards to Family Sponsorship
- Spouse / common-law partner living outside of Canada: 24 months
- Spouse / common-law partner living inside Canada: 15 months
- Parents or Grandparents: 36 months
Processing time for Passport of Canada
- In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted in person at Service Canada Centre – Passport services): 10 business days
- In-Canada New Passport (Regular application submitted by mail to Service Canada Centre): 20 business days
- In-Canada New Passport (Standard pick-up): 10 business days
- In-Canada Urgent pick-up: end of the next business day
- In-Canada Express pick-up: 2 to 9 business days
- Regular passport application mailed from out of Canada: 20 business days after getting
IRCC processing times cater to the economic class
- Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 14 months
- Federal Skilled Worker (FSWP): 26 months
- Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): 46 months
- Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via express entry: 17 months
- Non-Express Entry PNP: 25 months
- Quebec skilled worker: 29 months.
- Quebec business class: 64 months.
- Federal Self-employed: 41 months
- Atlantic Immigration Program: 18 months.
- Start-up Visa: 32 months
IRCC processing times for applications for Temporary Residence
- Visitor visa outside Canada: differs by nation (India: 160 days)
- Visitor visa inside Canada: 16 days online and 21 days by paper
- Parents or grandparents Super Visa: Varies by country (India: 124 days)
- Visitor extension (Visitor record): 176 days online and 193 days by paper.
- Study permit outside Canada: 12 weeks
- Study permit inside Canada: 3 weeks
- Work permit outside Canada: Varies by nation (India: 45 weeks)
- Study permit extension: 51 days online and 109 days by paper.
- Work permit inside Canada (initial application or extension): 164 days online and 145 days by paper.
- International Experience Canada (Present Season): 8 weeks.
How Many Canadian Immigration Applications Are Currently Pending?
The IRCC’s various inventories include a total of 2.4 million different application submissions. As of the 31st of July 2022, these figures are accurate.
It is not out of the ordinary for Canada to have a significant number of applications in its inventories at any particular point in time. In fact, 1.1 million of the applications now held by IRCC fall within the parameters of the organization’s service criteria. The department’s goal is to successfully process 80% of all applications while adhering to the established service standards. It is not surprising to find that there are more than one million applications waiting to be processed.
However, there are currently over 1.3 million applications in the inventory, which accounts for 54 percent of all applications. These applications have met or exceeded the service requirements established by IRCC. The term “backlogged” refers to the situation that occurs when the number of applications exceeds the service standard. This indicates that IRCC is not even coming close to meeting its processing goals.
Does IRCC Have A Plan To Speed Up Immigration Application Processing?
Yes. The IRCC is now employing a number of strategies in order to clear its queue of pending immigration applications. The Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) plans to hire up to 1,250 new personnel by the end of the fall season in order to boost their capacity for processing applications and clear out their application backlog.
In addition, IRCC is making measures to ensure that Canada Processing Time remains at a minimum for the long term. Following the receipt of additional funding in the amount of $85 million from Canada’s Economic and Fiscal Update 2021, the IRCC has implemented technology-based solutions and digitized application processes for a greater number of programs in order to facilitate faster processing times over the long term.
IRCC has also promised to publish information about applicants’ expected processing times on their website every month. In their announcement on August 24, the IRCC released data from the month of July, which gave detailed information about how long it takes to process different types of immigration applications now and how long it will take in the future.
In the past few years, it has been hard to tell how long it will take for Canadian immigration to be processed. With Canada’s improvements to the Immigration Department’s ability to process applications and its promise to share more information about how applications are being processed, there are reasons to believe that things will improve in the next months. But only time will show if the government has taken enough steps to get and keep the Canada PR Process Time under control.