Canada’s immigration section recently updated its processing timelines to signify its operational capacity throughout the pandemic. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) claims on its site that individuals who are trying to access immigration services might undergo processing delays, due to COVID-19. The section is prioritizing applications from those who are exempt from traveling restrictions.
Here is a breakdown of these upgraded processing times. But, COVID-19 caused a backlog in applications, which means you could experience some delays. In the time of writing, IRCC said it was finalizing most of the Canadian Experience Course applications they received between May 24 and May 30, 2020, meaning decision-makers are focusing on applications they received about 10 months ago.
PR CardsIf you are applying for your permanent residency (PR) card, then check the online status tool to see the status of your application. This applies to anybody using for their PR card for the very first time, or for a renewal or replacement. IRCC claims to make sure you collect your documents and have your identification numbers so that you are able to log in.
If you can’t assess the online tool, try IRCC’s webpage. New PR cards are now being processed in about 125 days, and renewals are carrying about 80 days. Including applications for study permits, study license extensions, and work permits for pupils.
Under the current travel restrictions, study permit holders can only come to Canada if they are likely to a Designated Learning Institution with an approved COVID-19 readiness plan, or when they had their study permit approved before March 18, 2020.
Traffic If you are asking for an Electronic Traveling Companion it is possible to check your status online. If you applied for a Visitor Visa online, you can sign in to your account to check your application status. Click”check status and messages” under the”View my submitted software or profiles” section. If you applied for the visa on paper, you can join your application to an online account where you can see the status of your application. You may even receive messages about your program from IRCC.