Processing times: Start-up Visa

Processing times tell you how long it took Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) to process applications in the past. These times vary depending on how many applications CIC receives. Various factors can affect processing times, including:

  • the number of incomplete applications,
  • seasonal variations in application intake,
  • changes in CIC operations, and
  • other issues beyond CIC’s control.

Processing times have not yet been established for the Start-up Visa Program. Our goal is to process most complete applications received under the Start-up Visa program in six months or less.

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