This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.
Last update: December 6, 2014
|Type of application||Processing Times|
New permanent residents
29 calendar days
(This time applies if you have provided your mailing address in Canada)
Existing permanent residents
172 calendar days
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(Working on applications received up to July 15, 2014)
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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