This information is updated weekly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.
Last update: July 16, 2014
|Type of application||Processing Times|
New permanent residents
21 calendar days
(This time applies if you have provided a mailing address)
Existing permanent residents
134 calendar days
If you require your PR card urgently, please follow these instructions.
(Working on applications received up to March 28, 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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