Processing times: Permanent Resident Card

This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.

Last update: September 26, 2015

Type of application Processing Times

New permanent residents

41 calendar days

Existing permanent residents

157 calendar days

(Working on applications received up to May 20, 2015)

Note: If you live inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

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