Service standard for new study permit applications submitted outside Canada

Service standard

IRCC’s goal is to process applications submitted outside Canada for a new study permit within 2 months. In order to process an application, we must have all information and supporting documents.

This service standard was implemented in September 2011.

Performance target

IRCC aims to meet the service standard 80 percent of the time.

Performance results

From April 2016 to March 2017, IRCC met the service standard 92 percent of the time.

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