Processing times for provincial nominee applications

The tables below indicate application processing times at Canadian visa offices. The times are based on how long it took to process 80 percent of all cases finalized between April 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. Processing times are subject to change.

These processing times only apply to the federal part of the processing (at the visa office) once we have received the complete application. It does not include the time it takes for the province or territory to process the nomination certificate.

Note: Our goal is to process most complete applications received under Express Entry in six months or less. Since Express Entry is a new system, average processing times are not yet available for applications submitted through Express Entry.

Last quarterly update: May 20, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 16
Accra – Ghana 15
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 38
Beirut – Lebanon
Cairo – Egypt 21
Dakar – Senegal
Nairobi – Kenya 20
Pretoria – South Africa 13
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel 18
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Beijing – China 42
Colombo – Sri Lanka 16
Hong Kong – China 15
Islamabad – Pakistan
Manila – Philippines 16
New Delhi – India 20
Singapore – Singapore 37
Sydney – Australia 29
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bucharest – Romania 27
Kyiv – Ukraine 14
London – United Kingdom 27
Moscow – Russia 25
Paris – France 7
Rome – Italy 19
Vienna – Austria 25
Warsaw – Poland 29
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months
(based on a complete application package)
Bogota – Colombia
Buenos Aires – Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 25
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 50
Mexico City – Mexico 15
New York – United States  
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 16
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 17
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 9

Notes

  • If you applied through Express Entry, you can view your application status through your MyCIC account.
  • If you applied through the paper-based process, youu can view your application status online.
  • 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. The Call Centre does not have information about applications processed outside Canada.
  • (–) indicates that not enough data are available. Processing times are shown only where an office has finalized 10 or more cases in the past 12 months.

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