Processing times: Temporary Residence

This information is updated weekly. It indicates the time (in calendar days) it takes to process an application after we receive a complete application package. Processing times are subject to change.

Last update: October 24, 2014

Applications Submitted Outside Canada
Type of Application Processing times

Visitor

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Study Permit

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Work Permit

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Applications Submitted Inside Canada
Type of Application Paper Application Online Application
Processing times Working on applications received on Processing times Working on applications submitted on
Visitor Extension

69 days

August 15, 2014

19 days

October 4, 2014

Study Permit Extension

55 days

August 29, 2014

19 days

October 4, 2014

Work Permit Extension
(new employer)

68 days

August 16, 2014

19 days

October 4, 2014

Work Permit Extension
(same employer)

69 days

August 15, 2014

19 days

October 4, 2014

New temporary resident visa

(For valid Study or Work Permit holders ONLY)
14 days
(Does not include document mailing time)
October 10, 2014 14 days
(Does not include document mailing time) 
October 10, 2014

If you submitted your application to an office outside Canada, please note that the Call Centre does not have information about your application.

If you submitted your application to an office inside Canada and if it has been longer than the time shown above since you applied, please contact the Call Centre. Call Centre agents cannot speed up the process of your application or make decisions on your case.

 
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