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Processing times

The Ministère has marshalled resources to limit the impact of the unprecedented crisis we are now experiencing. The measures taken in recent months to respond to the current situation do, however, have an impact on the processing times of applications.

The Ministère is aware of the impacts and would like to reassure you that important efforts are being made to minimize these delays while assuming its responsibility with respect to its employees' health.

Normally, the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) has promised to process applications for temporary selection for studies within 20 business days, not including postal delivery time (if applicable). Despite significant number of applications it receives, the Ministère takes every possible step to respect this timeframe when processing complete files.

If you are able to monitor your application online, please note that it can take up to three weeks for you to receive confirmation of receipt of your documents if you mailed your documents.

To ensure fairness, applications are processed according to date of receipt.

Therefore, please do not contact the Ministère:

  • to obtain confirmation that your documents have been received; or
  • to request priority processing.


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Last modification : 2020-07-27
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