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: August 21, 2015

Applications Submitted Outside Canada
Type of Application Processing times
Visitor View by visa office
Study Permit View by visa office
Work Permit View by visa office
International Experience Canada
(Working Holiday, Young Professionals and International Co-op Internship)
View by application stage
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
108 days May 4, 2015 110 days May 2, 2015
Study Permit Extension 100 days May 12, 2015 40 days July 11, 2015

Work Permit Extension
(new employer)

96 days May 16, 2015 117 days April 25, 2015
Work Permit Extension
(same employer)
107 days May 5, 2015 117 days April 25, 2015

New temporary resident visa

(For valid Study or Work Permit holders only)
26 days
(Does not include document mailing time)
July 26, 2015 19 days
(Does not include document mailing time) 
August 2, 2015

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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