Processing times for the Federal Skilled Worker program were previously shown by individual visa office.
However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has a new way of processing applications meaning waiting times are no longer country or visa office-specific.
Instead, applications can be processed by any of the visa offices in Canada’s global network.
Therefore, IRCC publishes one global processing time, depending on when the application was submitted.
Last quarterly update: December 5, 2016
|Processing Times in months|
|Before February 27, 2008||Between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010||Between June 26, 2010 and December 31, 2014||On or after January 1, 2015|
|Not enough data available||
- You can check your application status online.
- If it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, you my wish to contact IRCC. We do not have information about applications processed outside Canada.
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