Updated IRCC Processing Times as of June 3, 2024

Here we will learn about the latest official IRCC processing times for various immigration applications, updated as of May 3, 2024. It also compares the current times with previous months.

Citizenship and PR Card Processing Times

  • Citizenship Grant: 8 months (no change since May, 6 months shorter than April)
  • Citizenship Certificate: 3 months (no change since May, 4 months shorter than April)
  • Resumption of Citizenship: Not enough data
  • Renunciation of Citizenship: 13 months (no change since May)
  • Search of Citizenship Records: 13 months (no change since May)
  • New PR Card: 79 days (31 days longer since May, no change since April)
  • PR Card Renewals: 68 days (12 days longer since May, no change since April)

 

The processing period starts when IRCC receives your complete application and ends when a decision is made.

Family Sponsorship Processing Times

  • Spouse/Common-law Partner (outside Canada, not in Quebec): 10 months (3 months shorter since May, 2 months shorter since April)
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner (outside Canada, in Quebec): 34 months (no change since May, 6 months longer since April)
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner (inside Canada, not in Quebec): 10 months (1 month shorter since May, 2 months longer since April)
  • Spouse/Common-law Partner (inside Canada, in Quebec): 28 months (1 month longer since May, 4 months longer since April)
  • Parents/Grandparents PR (not in Quebec): 24 months (4 months longer since May, 3 months shorter since April)
  • Parents/Grandparents PR (in Quebec): 48 months (15 months longer since May, 11 months longer since April)

 

Two new automation tools are now being used to speed up the processing of spousal sponsorship applications. As of April 30, 2024, the IRCC had a processing inventory of about 2.2 million applications.

 

Permanent Residency Economic Class Processing Times

  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC): 5 months (no change since May and April)
  • Federal Skilled Worker Program (FSWP): 5 months (no change since May and April)
  • Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP): Not updated since March 1
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) via Express Entry: 6 months (no change since May and April)
  • Non-Express Entry PNP: 11 months (no change since May, 1 month shorter than April)
  • Quebec Skilled Workers (QSW): 9 months (no change since May and April)
  • Quebec Business Class (Entrepreneurs, Investors, Self-employed): 48 months (6 months shorter since May and April)
  • Federal Self-Employed: 51 months (1 month shorter since May and April)
  • Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP): 6 months (no change since May and April)
  • Start-Up Visa: 37 months (no change since May and April)

Temporary Residence Processing Times

Visitor Visa (Outside Canada)

  • Pakistan: 101 days (4 days shorter since May, 5 days shorter since April)
  • India: 34 days (9 days longer since May, 12 days longer since April)
  • Nigeria: 172 days (8 days longer since May, 8 days longer since April)
  • United States: 28 days (8 days longer since May, 11 days longer since April)
  • Philippines: 23 days (no change since May, 2 days shorter since April)

Visitor Visa (Inside Canada)

  • Online: 24 days (1 day longer since May, 4 days longer since April)

Parents/Grandparents Super Visa (Varies by Country)

  • India: 49 days (2 days shorter since May, 3 days shorter since April)
  • Nigeria: 153 days (26 days shorter since May, 27 days shorter since April)
  • United States: 192 days (40 days shorter since May and April)
  • Pakistan: 147 days (140 days shorter since May, 84 days shorter since April)
  • Philippines: 134 days (27 days shorter since May, 34 days shorter since April)

Study Permit (Outside Canada)

  • 14 weeks (no change since May and April)

Visitor Extension (Visitor Record)

  • Online: 83 days (7 days longer since May, 8 days longer since April)

Study Permit (Inside Canada)

  • 13 weeks (5 weeks longer since May, 1 week longer since April)

Study Permit Extension

  • Online: 49 days (6 days shorter since May, 11 days shorter since April)

Work Permit (Outside Canada, varies by country)

  • Pakistan: 34 weeks (4 weeks shorter since May, 5 weeks shorter since April)
  • India: 21 weeks (no change since May, 1 week longer since April)
  • Nigeria: 21 weeks (11 weeks longer since May and April)
  • United States: 8 weeks (8 weeks shorter since May, 14 weeks shorter since April)
  • Philippines: 22 weeks (4 weeks longer since May, 6 weeks longer since April)

Work Permit (Inside Canada)

  • Online: 93 days (1 day longer since May and April)

International Experience Canada (Current Season)

  • 6 weeks (1 week longer since May and April)

Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP)

  • 49 days (6 days longer since May, 11 days longer since April)

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

  • 5 minutes (no change since May and April)

 

The IRCC is currently prioritizing work permit applications for essential occupations, which may result in longer processing times for non-essential occupations. Stay tuned with Asif Consulting for more updates and personalized assistance towards your immigration journey. 

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