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Processing time for different Immigration types.

Many times when foreign national is looking to
immigrate to Canada they want to know how
long it will take to get to Canada. Each visa
has a different processing time and application
process.
The processing time for Canadian Visas is
defined as how long it takes the Immigration,
Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to
process your application from the day that they
receive it.
There are several items that can factor how
long it will take for your Canadian Visa:
1. Type of Visa Application
2. Country of Applicants Residency
3. Application Complete and Correctness
Express Entry Processing Time
6 months
The Express Entry Program includes the
following streams: Federal Skilled Worker
(FSW) , Federal Skilled Trades (FST) , Canadian
Experience Class (CEC) and some Provincial
Nominee Programs (PNP) .
Most Express Entry applications are processed
within six months from the date it is received.
Before the six month processing time begins
the applicant must provide all the necessary
documents and upload them to their individual
Express Entry profile.
Learn more about the Express Entry Program.
PR Card Processing Time
13-27 days
Applying for a new PR Card can take only 13
days while renewing or replacing a PR card will
take around 27 days.
Learn more about Canada PR Card
Work Permit Processing Time
1-27 weeks
The Canadian work permit processing time is
the one with the largest range. The Work
Permit processing time completely depends on
the completion of your application and the
office you applied at. We have found that it can
take between 1-27 weeks to process a
Canadian Work Permit.
Learn more about Canadian Work Permit.
Study Permit Processing Time
1-16 weeks
Just like work permits Canadian Study Permit
Processing Times depend mostly on the
applicant’s country of residence. Typically a
Canadian study permit can be processed
between 1-16 weeks.
Learn more on Canada Study Permit.
Canadian Citizenship Processing
Time
1 year
A typical Canadian Citizenship grant processing
time is 12 months/1 year. This means that
from the day you submit your completed
application it should take about one year until it
is fully processed.
Learn more on Canadian Citizenship.
Canadian Visitor Visa Processing
Time
12 days
Similar to work visas and study permits, a
visitor visa processing time can depend on
which country the applicant is applying from.
Typically the time can vary from a couple days
to a few weeks for a Canada Visitor Visa
processing time. If you apply from within
Canada the processing time is only 12 days.
Learn more about Canadian Visitor Visa .
Canada Spousal Sponsorship
Processing Time
12-36 months
The average processing time of a spousal
sponsorship is approximately 12 months.
However, depending on specific circumstances
and regions, it may be shorter or as long as 36
months.
Learn more about Canadian Spousal
Sponsorship .
Find Out Canada Visa
Processing Time From an
Immigration Professional
Book a consultation today with an immigration
professional! One of our Canada immigration
professionals will determine exactly how long it
will take for you to receive your Canadian visa.
Use the IRCC Processing Time tool to

determine how long your Canada visa processing time may take.



...Processing time for working Permit varies from Country of application, contact GENSIKA IMMIGRATION ™ for more guidance.