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

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 in most cases averages based on historical data or projected time estimations. 

Whether you are considering an application under the Federal Skilled Worker (FSW) Program, a Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Canadian business immigration, Quebec Immigration, or Family sponsorship category of Canadian immigration, this section will give you an idea of how long your application may take to process. 

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Your particular application processing time may differ depending on your individual circumstance.

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.

Listed below are pages with application processing times for all categories of Canadian immigration.

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