Time Needed to Process a Visa Application for Canadian Immigration

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Many immigrants choose to move to Canada every year. However, the purposes for their immigration vary. The shared commonality is that most of them are confused about the overall immigration process, including filling out and sending the application. Many of them choose to contact an immigration attorney, available at Migration Brokers Corp. However, they still have one major question ...
Many immigrants choose to move to Canada every year. However, the purposes for their immigration vary. The shared commonality is that most of them are confused about the overall immigration process, including filling out and sending the application. Many of them choose to contact an immigration attorney, available at Migration Brokers Corp. However, they still have one major question in mind – How long will the application process and wait take? We have provided answers to this question so that you can start your search for Canadian jobs.

How long will the processing time be?

Visa applicants for Canada will need to know about the average time needed for processing their application. The term ‘processing time’ indicates how much time IRCC authorities will take to review and decide on the result of your application. To don the calculation, you will need to know the date that the IRCC received your application. You should not include the time that it takes to prepare the documents or mail in the application. 

There are several factors which may affect the time needed for processing your application:

Country of residence

In many cases, the time will differ based on what country you are applying from. Only a few years ago, that time was displayed at local visa offices that also handled applications, permits, and visas. However, that has changed. Now, to make the process more efficient, when you send in your application it moves through a global network of offices. The time this takes may vary based on where the application was first sent from. 
 
Application type- Consider your visa type to find out your processing time. The office will also calculate how many candidates applied for a visa from your chosen category. Thus, both factors can have an effect on the processing time. When there are a large number of applications submitted, you will have to wait for a longer amount of time. 
 
Success in your application- If you have submitted an incomplete application, the IRCC can reject it or ask you to send more details. This is another reason behind processing delays.
In case of a student visa, the processing period can vary from four to six weeks. However, when there are many applicants from one country, it can take up to twenty weeks. There are also delays when applications are sent at the starting point of the academic year in Canada.

Now, for a visitor visa, the period ranges from fourteen to nineteen days. Paper-based applications take more time than online ones for processing. Work permits takes the longest time to process. Online appeals can take fifty days, while offline ones may be more than one hundred days. An application for a new resident card takes sixty-one days to be processed, and renewal can take seventy-one days.

We have given you processing time information. The next part is up to you! Contact a Migration Brokers Corp. immigration attorney to start the process. 


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