This information is updated quarterly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package based on 80 percent of all cases finalized between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.
|Type of application||Federal|
(Other Than Quebec)
|Skilled Workers||View by visa office||View by visa office|
|Provincial Nominees||View by visa office||Not applicable|
|Investor||View by visa office||View by visa office|
|Entrepreneur||Not available||View by visa office|
|Start-up visa||Not available||Not applicable|
|Self-Employed Persons||View by visa office||View by visa office|
|Canadian Experience Class||14 months||Not applicable|
|Live-in Caregivers||47 months||Not applicable|
If you applied before January 1, 2015: Your application will be processed under the rules in place at the time you applied.
If you applied on or after January 1, 2015:
Our goal is to process most complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less.
CIC currently only have processing times for people who applied under the old system.
Processing times tell you how long it took Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process applications in the past. Since Express Entry is a new system and not enough applications have been received yet, processing times are not available but we have committed to process applications in six months or less.
Interested employers: Kindly contact us here to receive further information.
Interested candidates: Find out whether you qualify to Canada by completing our free on-line evaluation. We will provide your evaluation results within 1-2 business days.