Check your application status

Due to COVID-19, we’re experiencing processing delays. We’re prioritizing applications from people who are exempt from travel restrictions.

Select your application type to get information about

  • how to check your application status
  • where we’re at with processing during the pandemic Updated weekly

What did you apply for?

Immigration

This includes applications for the following:

  • Agri-Food Pilot
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot
  • Canadian experience class
  • caregivers
  • federal skilled workers
  • federal skilled trades
  • health-care workers permanent residence pathway
  • humanitarian and compassionate cases
  • out-of-status construction workers in the Greater Toronto Area
  • protected persons
  • provincial nominees
  • Quebec-selected skilled workers
  • Quebec investors
  • Quebec entrepreneurs
  • Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot
  • self-employed persons
  • start-up visas
  • temporary resident permit holders

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available your online account or in the Client Application Status tool

Express Entry applications

Last updated: July 27, 2021

Canadian Experience Class applications

We’re working at full capacity to process applications.

You may experience delays because we have a backlog of applications due to COVID-19.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

October 25 and 31, 2020 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

All other Express Entry applications

  • We have limited capacity to process applications and you may experience a delay.
  • If your application was approved on or before March 18, 2020, and your COPR has expired, you must follow these instructions.

Find more information about how COVID-19 affects your immigration application

How to check your application status

Express Entry online applications

If you applied for Express Entry online, get the latest updates in your account:

  1. Sign in to your online account.
  2. Go to View my submitted applications or profiles.
  3. Click on Check status and messages.

Sign in to your account

Paper applications and non-Express Entry online applications

There are 2 ways to check your application status online.

Option 1: Use the Client Application Status tool

This online tool is updated daily.

Check application status

Option 2: Check your application status in your online account

You can create a secure IRCC online account and link it to your existing application. If you applied online, this is a different account to the one you used when you applied.

Find out which applications you can link to an online account.

In your online account, you get

  • status updates
  • messages about your application online instead of by mail
Link your existing application to an online account

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Spouse, partner or dependent child: In Canada process

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting family sponsorship applications.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

January 19 and 25, 2020 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19

  • we’re giving priority to Canadians trying to return to Canada
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already in your online account or in the Client Application Status tool

Check your application status

If you’re the person being sponsored, you can

The person sponsoring you can check the status of your application by using our online tool.

Spouse, partner or dependent child: Outside Canada process

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting family sponsorship applications.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

October 6 and 12, 2019 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19

  • we’re giving priority to Canadians trying to return to Canada
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already in your online account or in the Client Application Status tool

Check your application status

If you’re the person being sponsored, you can

The person sponsoring you can check the status of your application by using our online tool.

Parents and grandparents

Due to COVID-19

  • we’re giving priority to Canadians trying to return to Canada
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already in your online account or in the Client Application Status tool

Check your application status

If you’re the person being sponsored, you can

The person sponsoring you can check the status of your application by using our online tool.

Adopted child or other relative

We’re still accepting family sponsorship applications.

Due to COVID-19

  • we’re giving priority to Canadians trying to return to Canada
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already in your online account or in the Client Application Status tool

Check your application status

If you’re the person being sponsored, you can

The person sponsoring you can check the status of your application by using our online tool.

Visitor visa

This includes:

  • tourist visa
  • super visa
  • transit visa
  • business visa

 Online application

If you applied for your visa online, sign in to your account to check your application status. Click “check status and messages” under the “View my submitted applications or profiles” section.

Sign in to your account

 Paper Application

If you applied for your visa on paper, you can link your application to an online account. In your account, you can see the status of your application and receive messages about your application.

Link your paper application to your online account

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Study permit

This includes:

  • study permit
  • study permit extension
  • work permit for student

Study permits: In Canada (initial and extension)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 1 and 8, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

All study permit applications

Due to COVID-19

How to check your application status

 Online applications

Sign in to your account to check your application status. Click “check status and messages” under the “View my submitted applications or profiles” section.

Sign in to your account

 Paper applications

You can link your application to an online account. In your account, you can see the status of your application and receive messages about your application.

Link your paper application to your online account

 Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Permanent resident card (PR card)

This includes:

  • initial PR card
  • renewal
  • replacement

  Client application status Updated daily

The check application status tool allows you to securely view the status of your application online.

Before checking your application status you will need to:

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application and
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in.

Check application status

 Processing times

If you cannot use the check application status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Refugees

This includes:

  • convention refugees
  • humanitarian protected persons
  • group of five
  • sponsorship by agreement holders and constituent groups
  • joint assistance program
  • sponsorship agreement
  • community sponsors

  Client application status Updated daily

The check application status tool allows you to securely view the status of your application online.

Before checking your application status you will need to:

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application and
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in.

Check application status

Processing times

If you cannot use the check application status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Verification of status (VOS) or request to amend

This includes:

  • confirmation of permanent residence
  • replacement of visitor record
  • amendment of visitor record
  • study permit
  • work permit

Processing times

If you cannot use the check application status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)

You can get online updates on pending applications and the expiration date or status of existing eTAs.

Check your eTA status

Find out more about how you can update or ask about an application in progress.

Becoming a Canadian citizen (grant of citizenship)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications for citizenship.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 26 and June 1, 2019 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

1. Check your application status

There’s a new way for you to check the status of your application to become a Canadian citizen.

You must create a new account if

  • this is your first time checking the status of your citizenship application
  • you’ve been using the Client Application Status (CAS) tool to check your application status
    • You cannot re-use your CAS username and password.

Find out what your application status means (opens in a new tab) 

You need a Chrome (opens in a new tab), Safari (opens in a new tab) or Firefox (opens in a new tab) web browser to access your account.

Create an account

To register, you’ll need

Register

Sign in to check your status

You can sign in only after you’ve created your account.

Sign in

2. Final steps to become a Canadian citizen

We’re now doing tests and interviews for applicants who qualify for urgent processing.

Citizenship test

Since December 1, 2020, we’re inviting some applicants to take the citizenship test online.

  • Wait for us to invite you.
  • If you can’t or don’t want to do the online test, you may wait until in-person tests resume (date to be determined).

Retests, interviews and hearings (including videoconference hearings)

We cancelled most retests, interviews and hearings (including videoconference hearings).

  • Wait for us to contact you.
  • If you need to change your appointment, contact the office that sent the invitation.
    • The contact information is in the letter we sent.
  • We use Microsoft Teams to schedule urgent tests and interviews (if you qualify and apply for urgent processing).

Video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony)

Since April 1, 2020, we started inviting applicants to take the Oath of Citizenship through video calls.

Wait for us to invite you.

Contact us through the Web form if you

  • had a ceremony scheduled on or before March 15, 2020, and
  • haven’t received an invitation for a video oath ceremony.

Wait until you receive your AOR

Last updated: July 27, 2021

You can only check your application status after you receive your AOR letter or email.

We’re now sending AOR letters or emails for applications received

the week of May 6, 2021

If you still haven’t received your AOR, your application may be

  • taking longer for us review due to COVID-19
  • incomplete and on its way back to you, or
  • going through further review before we start processing it

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t provide processing times, or
  • tell you how much longer it will take us to process your application

Our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times.

When we’ll receive your application

Paper application

  • You have to wait for us to receive your application by mail.
  • If you have a tracking number with a courier or postal service, you can check if they delivered your application to us.
  • After we check that your application is complete, we’ll send you the AOR.

Online application

We’re currently testing a new online citizenship application with some applicants (randomly selected).

  • If you’ve already applied on paper, do not apply online.
  • We’re working to make sure that more people can apply online in the future.

We receive your application right after you submit it.

  • You immediately get an email that confirms you’ve successfully submitted your application.
  • This email is not an AOR.
  • We need time to check that your application is complete.
  • You’ll get an AOR after we check that your application is complete.

Wait until you receive your AOR (Minor)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

You can only check your application status after you receive your AOR letter or email.

We’re now sending AOR letters or emails for applications received

the week of May 6, 2021

If you still haven’t received your AOR, your application may be

  • taking longer for us review due to COVID-19
  • incomplete and on its way back to you, or
  • going through further review before we start processing it

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t provide processing times, or
  • tell you how much longer it will take us to process your application

Our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times.

When we’ll receive your application

  • You have to wait for us to receive your application by mail.
  • If you have a tracking number with a courier or postal service, you can check if they delivered your application to us.
  • After we check that your application is complete, we’ll send you the AOR.

Becoming a Canadian citizen (Canadian Armed Forces member)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications for citizenship.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 26 and June 1, 2019 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

1. Check your application status

The Client Application Status tool is updated daily.

Before checking your application status, you’ll need to

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in

If you can’t check your status online

Check application status

2. Final steps to become a Canadian citizen

We’re now doing tests and interviews for applicants who qualify for urgent processing.

Citizenship test

Since December 1, 2020, we’re inviting some applicants to take the citizenship test online.

  • Wait for us to invite you.
  • If you can’t or don’t want to do the online test, you may wait until in-person tests resume (date to be determined).

Retests, interviews and hearings (including videoconference hearings)

We cancelled most retests, interviews and hearings (including videoconference hearings).

  • Wait for us to contact you.
  • If you need to change your appointment, contact the office that sent the invitation.
    • The contact information is in the letter we sent.
  • We use Microsoft Teams to schedule urgent tests and interviews (if you qualify and apply for urgent processing).

Video oath ceremony (virtual citizenship ceremony)

Since April 1, 2020, we started inviting applicants to take the Oath of Citizenship through video calls.

Wait for us to invite you.

Contact us through the Web form if you

  • had a ceremony scheduled on or before March 15, 2020, and
  • haven’t received an invitation for a video oath ceremony.

Wait until you receive your AOR (Canadian Armed Forces member)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re now sending AOR letters or emails for applications received

the week of May 6, 2021

If you still haven’t received your AOR, your application may be

  • taking longer for us review due to COVID-19
  • incomplete and on its way back to you, or
  • going through further review before we start processing it

You can check your application status online only after you have received your AOR letter or email.

Due to COVID-19

  • it’s taking us longer to
    • check that your application is complete
    • send you an AOR letter or email with your application number
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

Citizenship certificate (proof of citizenship)

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

January 19 and 25, 2020 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

How to check your application status

The Client Application Status tool allows you to securely view the status of your application online.

Before checking your application status, you will need to

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in

Check the Client Application Status tool

Becoming a Canadian citizen (Adoption)

We’re still accepting new applications for citizenship.

Due to COVID-19

  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

Check your application status

The Client Application Status tool is updated daily.

Before checking your application status, you’ll need to

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in

If you can’t check your status online

Check application status

Wait until you receive your AOR (Adoption)

You can check your application status online only after you have received your AOR letter or email.

Due to COVID-19

  • it’s taking us longer to
    • check that your application is complete
    • send you an AOR letter or email with your application number
  • we can’t process applications normally and can’t give accurate processing times for most types of applications
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents do not have additional information on processing times
  • we can’t give you more information than what is already available in the Client Application Status tool

Resuming Canadian citizenship

Client application status Updated daily

The Client Application Status tool allows you to securely view the status of your application online.

Before checking your application status, you will need to

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in

Check application status

Processing times

If you cannot use the Client Application Status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Giving up Canadian citizenship (renunciation)

Client application status Updated daily

The Client Application Status tool allows you to securely view the status of your application online.

Before checking your application status, you will need to

  • gather all the documents you have received regarding your application
  • have your identification numbers from these documents to log in

Check application status

Processing times

If you cannot use the Client Application Status tool, you can check processing times to see how long it takes to process your type of application.

Check processing times

Global Skills Strategy work permit

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications. We’re working at full capacity to process new GSS-eligible work permit applications.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

April 25 and May 1, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19,

  • there’s a backlog and it may take longer than 2 weeks to process your application
    • we can’t provide processing times
    • if you contact us, our Client Support Centre agents
      • do not have additional information on processing times
      • can’t tell you how much longer it will take to process your application
      • can’t give you more information than what’s available in your account
  • if we need to ask you for more documents, expect longer delays
  • travel restrictions and changes to our services may affect you

Check your application status

Get the latest updates in your account:

  1. Sign in to your online account
  2. Go to “View my submitted application or profiles”
  3. Click “Check status and messages”

Sign in to your account

Work permit: Submitted online and outside Canada

We’re still accepting new applications.

Due to COVID-19,

Check your application status

Get the latest updates in your account:

  1. Sign in to your online account
  2. Go to “View my submitted application or profiles”
  3. Click “Check status and messages”

Sign in to your account

Work permit: Submitted on paper and outside Canada

Due to COVID-19,

You can link your application to an online account. In your account, you can see the status of your application and receive messages about your application.

Link your paper application to your online account

Work permit inside Canada (initial, extensions and changes): Submitted online

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications, and we’re working at full capacity to process work permit extensions and condition changes.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 1 and 8, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19,

Check your application status

Get the latest updates in your account:

  1. Sign in to your online account
  2. Go to “View my submitted application or profiles”
  3. Click “Check status and messages”

Sign in to your account

Work permit inside Canada (initial, extensions and changes): Submitted on paper

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications, and we’re working at full capacity to process work permit extensions and condition changes.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 1 and 8, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19,

You can link your application to an online account. In your account, you can see the status of your application and receive messages about your application.

Link your paper application to your online account

Work permit for asylum claimants: Submitted online

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications, and we’re working at full capacity to process work permit extensions and condition changes.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 16 and 22, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19,

Check your application status

Get the latest updates in your account:

  1. Sign in to your online account
  2. Go to “View my submitted application or profiles”
  3. Click “Check status and messages”

Sign in to your account

Work permit for asylum claimants: Submitted on paper

Last updated: July 27, 2021

We’re still accepting new applications, and we’re working at full capacity to process work permit extensions and condition changes.

We’re currently finalizing most applications we received between

May 16 and 22, 2021 ?

If your application is complex, it may take us longer to process it.

Due to COVID-19,

You can link your application to an online account. In your account, you can see the status of your application and receive messages about your application.

Link your paper application to your online account

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