Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has introduced ‘projected times’ for processing a few types of Canadian PR applications, with effect from July 31, 2018. The new system aims to make the processing times of certain types of Canada PR applications ‘faster and forward-looking’. The ‘projected times’ will replace ‘historical processing times’ or estimations of the time required to process the applications based on historical data.
The new system will be applied for the processing of the following types of Canada PR applications:
>Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents
>Provincial Nominee (Non-Express Entry)
>Quebec Skilled Workers
>Humanitarian and Compassionate case
Projected processing time for applications means applicants will get to know how long it will take to process their applications. IRCC will update the processing times on a monthly basis.
Before the new system was introduced, the processing times of all permanent residence applications were based on historical data. It means the processing times were determined by how long it took to process 80 percent of applications in the previous year. Under the new system, the projected processing time is measured on the basis of the current number of applications waiting to be processed and how quickly these applications are expected to be processed.
Canada PR applications processing time:
The processing time of an application starts when the IRCC receives the application and ends when a decision is made on the application. A number of factors affect the processing of Canada PR applications. These include the type of application, the easiness of verifying the applicant’s information, the time taken by the applicant to respond to the requests from IRCC. In order to avoid delays, the applicants must ensure that they are submitting a completed application. How quickly IRCC expects to process the applications also affects the time taken to complete the processing of applications.
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