Government Providing More Accurate Information on Immigration Application Processing Times

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

As of July 31, Immigration and Refugee Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has improved the method it uses to calculate permanent residence application wait times.

You will now be able to have a more accurate idea of how long processing of your immigration application may take from the day you make the inquiry.

With this change in effect the government can now calculate how long some new permanent residence business line applications will take based on factors like including the number of current applications waiting to be processed and the volume of admissions allowed each year under the multi-year immigration levels plan.

Previously, all permanent residence application processing times were only historical and showed how long it took to process 80% of applications in the past year. While these historical times are still accurate, they anticipate that the new method for projecting processing times will provide you with more accurate estimates.