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Improving estimates for application processing times

May 14, 2024

To strengthen Canada’s immigration system, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is improving the online processing times tool to help new clients predict how long it will take to process a complete application.

Forward-looking processing times are now available for the following applications:

What are forward-looking processing times?

Forward-looking processing times estimate how long clients applying today should expect to wait before a final decision is made on their application (or to take the oath of citizenship, for citizenship grant applicants). The estimates will be updated monthly, and will provide realistic and up-to-date information so clients can make travel and life plans based on an accurate timeline.