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 January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Processing times are subject to change and are based on a complete application package.

Last quarterly update: January 29, 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 34
Accra – Ghana 57 35
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 52 41
Beirut – Lebanon
Cairo – Egypt 25
Dakar – Senegal 48
Nairobi – Kenya 68 34
Pretoria – South Africa 52 24
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel 18
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 88 53 21
Colombo – Sri Lanka 97 14
Hong Kong – China 11
Islamabad – Pakistan
Manila – Philippines 53 16
New Delhi – India 97 49 24
Singapore – Singapore 55 41
Sydney – Australia 53 33
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 52 18
Kyiv – Ukraine 16
London – United Kingdom 97 54 34
Moscow – Russia 30
Paris – France 94 50 8
Rome – Italy 42
Vienna – Austria 88 29
Warsaw – Poland 97 57 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 85
Buenos Aires - Argentina
Guatemala City – Guatemala
Havana – Cuba 11
Kingston – Jamaica 70 41
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 54 41
Mexico City – Mexico 37
New York – United States 52 35
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 84 27
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 37
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 3

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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