Processing times: Permanent Residence — Economic classes

This information is updated quarterly and shows the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package. The processing times for the Canadian Experience Class and Live-in Caregiver Class are based on how long it took to process 80 percent of all cases between  April 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change.

Type of application Federal
(Other Than Quebec)
Quebec
Skilled Workers

View by visa office

View by visa office

Provincial Nominees

View by visa office

Not applicable

Quebec Investor

Not applicable

View by visa office

Quebec Entrepreneur

Not applicable

View by visa office

Start-up visa

Not available

Not applicable

Self-Employed Persons

View by visa office

View by visa office

Canadian Experience Class

13 months

Not applicable

Live-in Caregivers

39 months

Not applicable

Note: If it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied and your visa office has not contacted you, you may wish to contact the visa office that is processing your application by e-mail, letter or fax. The Call Centre does not have information about applications processed outside Canada.

 
 
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