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Canada s Processing Times Tool Updated For Better Accuracy

January 13 , 2023 By Rajneesh Kumar

Canada s Processing Times Tool Updated For Better Accuracy

The Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has updated the processing times tool on March 31, 2022. As per the changes, the updated processing times tool will more accurately show how long it may take to process candidates applications.

Earlier, the service standards were not being updated regularly and showed the processing standards which the IRCC committed under normal circumstances.

Recently Updated Processing Times Tool

Now, the IRCC will weekly update the Permanent Resident (PR) Visa and citizenship services processing times based on data collected from the past six months.

The updates will provide more accurate and up-to-date information to all the candidates, reflecting:

  • Number of applications being processed, and
  • Any changes to IRCC s ability to process applications

Please note that IRCC has already started updating the processing times for all temporary residence applications every week, utilizing the data from the past 8 or 16 weeks.

How does IRCC calculate the processing times?

The processing times are measured based on how long it took to process 80% of complete applications in the past. An applicant s processing time begins from the day IRCC receives their complete application and ends when the IRCC finalises their application.

If an applicant applies via mail- The processing time starts when their complete application reaches the mailroom.

If an applicant applies online or in-person- The processing time starts when they submit their application.

What is the difference between IRCC s processing times and service standards?

The processing times are defined by how long it took to process most of the final and complete applications in the past.

The service standards are IRCC s commitment to process all the complete applications in a specific period under normal circumstances. They aren t regularly updated, and all programs don t have service standards.

For more such immigration updates or to apply for a Canada PR visa in 2022, you may connect with our migration experts on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777.

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