If you are looking to visit, study, work in or immigrate to Canada, a handful of knowledge on the processing time of various Canada immigration visas adds to the easy immigration experience. 


Processing time depends upon the following factors: 

  • Type of Canada immigration visa to be processed 
  • Whether the application is complete with relevant information & supporting documentation
  • How long the applicants take to respond to any requests or concerns
  • Policy changes made, if necessary


How long does it take to process an application under Express Entry?

Applications under the Express Entry system is processed in six months or less. 


Express Entry is the premium Canada economic immigration programs which include the Federal Skilled Worker Class (FSWC), Canadian Experience Class (CEC), Federal Skilled Trades Class (FSTC) and some Provincial Nominee Programs (PNPs).

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What is the processing time for a Canadian study visa/permit application?

The processing time for a Canadian Study Permit is dependent on the applicant’s country of residence. The duration for processing can range from two weeks to 20 weeks depending on the number of applications received and various other factors. 


What is the processing time for a Post-graduate Work Permit (PWGP)? 

PGWP is an open work permit for recently graduated international students. It allows eligible graduates to work in Canada for up to three years. The processing time depends on whether an application is made online or paper-based. 


Do all family sponsorship programs have the same processing time?

Not all family sponsorship programs have the same processing time. It mainly depends on the family member that is being sponsored and also their country of residence.

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