Canada Visa Processing Time 2024 (Updated)


When you are applying for a visa, it is important to understand how much time the application will take so that you can make your travel plans accordingly. The processing time of a Canada visa application depends upon several factors, such as:

  • The type of application is
  • Whether you submitted a complete application or not 
  • The country you are applying from
  • If IRCC has a backlog of applications
  • You took too much time in responding to IRCC’s request for additional information

These, and more, circumstances affect the processing time of an application. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) aims to process about 80% of applications within the standard processing time. 

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Canada Visa Application Processing Time

There are different kinds of Canadian visas you can apply for different purposes. We have listed their processing time according to the visa types below. 

Canada visa types:

Temporary Residence Visa

Being a temporary resident in Canada means that you will only be in the country for a short period of time. This refers to instances where you traveled to the country to travel, study or work for a temporary period. 

NOTE: The data is updated monthly and the last it was updated was on 15 May 2024.

Temporary Resident Visa Types.Processing Time 
Visitor Visa (from India) 28 Days
Visitor Visa (from inside Canada) 25 Days
Extending your Visitor Visa84 Days
Super Visa (from India)48 Days 
Study permit (from India)15 Weeks 
Study permit (from inside Canada)12 Weeks 
Extending your Study Permit45 Days
Work Permit (from India)21 Weeks 
Work Permit from inside Canada (for extension as well)91 Days
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program (SAWP)47 Days 
International Experience Canada6 Weeks 
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)5 Minutes 

PR Visa

When you immigrate to Canada to live permanently, you can do so through one of the following programs. You can get Canada PR visa through any of these programs.

PR VisaProcessing Time 
Canadian Experience Class (CEC)5 Months 
Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP)5 Months 
Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP)N/A 
Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) 
– Through Express Entry Linked Stream
– Through Non-Express Entry Linked Stream

– 6 Months 
– 11 Months
Atlantic Immigration Program (AIP)6 Months  
– Home Child Care Provider Pilot
– Home Support Worker Pilot

– 26 Months 
– 31 Months
Self-Employed Persons 52 Months 
Quebec Business Class54 Months 
Quebec Selected Skilled Workers9 Months 
Start-Up Visa 37 Months 

Family Sponsorship

Through the Family Sponsorship program, a Canadian citizen or PR holder can sponsor their spouse, common-law partner, adopted child, dependent child, parents, and grandparents to become a permanent resident of Canada and make them eligible to live, work, and study there. Thus, apply for a family visa and get to live in Canada with your family members.

Sponsored PersonThey are living inYou will live Processing Time 
Spouse or common-law partnerInside CanadaIn Quebec27 months 
Outside Quebec11 months 
Outside CanadaIn Quebec34 months 
Outside Quebec13 months 
Dependent Child (from India)21 months 
Parents or grandparentsIn Quebec33 months 
Outside Quebec20 months 

How to check your Canada visa application status?

Follow the steps below to check your visa application status

  1. Visit IRCC’s official website
  2. On the front page, you’ll see “How to check your application status”, click on it
  3. Select the application type you applied for
  4. Sign in to your IRCC secure account and check the status! 

How can I get my immigration application processed faster?

To make your visa application process faster, you need to meet the following conditions:-

  • Submit a complete application 
  • Upload all the necessary documents
  • Provide correct and complete information
  • Provide any additional documents asked by IRCC

How does the application processing get delayed?

Your Canada visa application may be delayed due to the following reasons: 

  • You didn’t submit a complete visa application
  • You didn’t provide the documents requested by IRCC at the right time
  • IRCC has a high number of applications in backlog.

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Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati Chaurasia

Niyati’s specialty lies in Canadian immigration matters along with crafting helpful, user-oriented content.

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