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: March 20, 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
111 days November 28, 2014 32 days February 15, 2015
Study Permit Extension 88 days December 21, 2014 68 days January 10, 2015

Work Permit Extension
(new employer)

75 days January 3, 2015 56 days January 22, 2015
Work Permit Extension
(same employer)
95 days December 14, 2014 56 days January 22, 2015

New temporary resident visa

(For valid Study or Work Permit holders ONLY)
21 days
(Does not include document mailing time)
February 27, 2015 14 days
(Does not include document mailing time) 
March 6, 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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