Length of Time for the Canadian Immigration Application Process

Once you send your official Canadian Immigration application, it could take around 6-18 months for the process to be completed. Canadian Visa Expert stands by to help you with this process.


There are various factors that affect the length of time such as the type of visa program and which office is processing your application. In 2015, the Canadian government launched an “Express Entry” immigration system to make the process go faster.

This will allow certain programs for “economic immigration,” such as the Federal Skilled Workers Program (FSWP), Federal Skilled Trades Program (FSTP), Canadian Experience Class (CEC) Program, and the Provincial Nominees Program (PNP), to be processed more efficiently.

If you are a foreign worker who has training in a particular field, you can apply for the Canadian PR Visa through this new Express Entry process, which allows you to know the decision on your application within a six-month period of your Visa application submission.

Canadian Visa Expert stands by to help you through this process from beginning to end.