Canadian immigration application processing times vary depending on your category of Canadian immigration.

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The Canadian immigration application processing times provided below are based on information from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and are updated on a regular basis. Although a useful benchmark, these application processing times are only averages and are historical in nature. Your particular application processing time may differ.

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Listed here are the application processing times for all categories of Canadian immigration. Whether you are considering an application under the Federal Skilled Worker Class, under a Provincial Nominee Program, Business Class Immigration, Quebec Immigration, or Family Sponsorship category of Canadian immigration, this section will give you an idea as to the processing times.

If you choose to retain the legal services of Campbell Cohen Law Firm, we will analyze your particular circumstances and guide you in the selection of the Canadian immigration category that is best suited to your needs. Our goal at Campbell Cohen is to get each file right the first time for each client, ensuring that the application is handled properly and submitted correctly.

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