Processing times for federal skilled worker applications

If you applied as a Federal Skilled Worker before February 27, 2008, changes to the law may affect your application.

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 between April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015. Processing times are subject to change and are based on a complete application package.

Last quarterly update: May 20, 2015

Africa and Middle East
Visa Office Processing Times in months for applications received
Before February 27, 2008 Between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010 On or after June 26, 2010
Abu Dhabi – United Arab Emirates 55
Accra – Ghana 35 35 34
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 52 52 42
Beirut – Lebanon
Cairo – Egypt 31 31 24
Dakar – Senegal 68 70
Nairobi – Kenya 49 21
Pretoria – South Africa 29 17
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel 17 17
Asia and Pacific
Visa Office Processing Times in months for applications received
Before February 27, 2008 Between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010 On or after June 26, 2010
Beijing – China 38 57 20
Colombo – Sri Lanka 10 10
Hong Kong – China 10 10
Islamabad – Pakistan 56
Manila – Philippines 57 14
New Delhi – India 23 54 12
Singapore – Singapore 44 57 40
Sydney – Australia 34 54 30
Europe
Visa Office Processing Times in months for applications received
Before February 27, 2008 Between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010 On or after June 26, 2010
Bucharest – Romania 21 21
Kyiv – Ukraine 17 17
London – United Kingdom 52 56 31
Moscow – Russia 51 69 37
Paris – France 11 56 9
Rome – Italy 27 27
Vienna – Austria 29 27
Warsaw – Poland 57 58 34
Americas
Visa Office Processing Times in months for applications received
Before February 27, 2008 Between February 27, 2008 and June 25, 2010 On or after June 26, 2010
Bogota - Colombia
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba
Kingston – Jamaica 47 73 38
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 52 54 42
Mexico City – Mexico 18 18
New York – United States 50 52 35
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 22 54 18
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 40 39
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 2 2

Notes

  • You 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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