The tables below indicate the time it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package.
|Type of application||Processing Times by Country|
|Government-assisted refugees||View by visa office|
Privately sponsored refugees:
|View by visa office|
|Type of application||Processing time
|Humanitarian and Compassionate Cases||30-42 months|
There are two steps in processing the following applications. In order to know the total approximate time it may take for your application to be processed, ADD the time for step 1 to the time for step 2 (the 2 steps are consecutive).
|Type of application||Step 1 - Initial Assessment
(last weekly update: August 14, 2015)
|Step 2 - Final Decision
|Protected Persons and Convention Refugees||16 months
(working on applications received up to April 19, 2014)
For more information: If it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, and you live:
- outside Canada, you may contact the visa office that is processing your application. The Call Centre does not have information about applications processed outside Canada.
- inside Canada, please contact the Call Centre. However, Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.
How-to videoSave Time: Send a Complete Application
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