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 finalized between July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015. Processing times are subject to change and are based on a complete application package.

Last quarterly update: July 10, 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 21
Accra – Ghana 64 33
Amman – Jordan
Ankara – Turkey 54
Beirut – Lebanon
Cairo – Egypt 25
Dakar – Senegal 70
Nairobi – Kenya 17
Pretoria – South Africa 11
Rabat – Morocco
Tel Aviv – Israel 16
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 97 57 17
Colombo – Sri Lanka 9
Hong Kong – China 11
Islamabad – Pakistan
Manila – Philippines 97 59 13
New Delhi – India 59 11
Singapore – Singapore 60 39
Sydney – Australia 15
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 24
Kyiv – Ukraine 11
London – United Kingdom 97 58 18
Moscow – Russia 72 39
Paris – France 97 59 9
Rome – Italy 11
Vienna – Austria 95 26
Warsaw – Poland 97 58 32
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 75 33
Lima – Peru
Los Angeles – United States 65 45
Mexico City – Mexico 12
New York – United States 54 35
Ottawa (Case Processing Centre) - Canada 58 11
Port-au-Prince – Haiti
Port of Spain – Trinidad and Tobago 12
Santiago – Chile
Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sao Paulo – Brazil 5

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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