Check your application status
This on-line service allows Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients to view securely the status of their immigration and/or citizenship application(s) on-line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: anytime, anywhere. You may use this service if you have:
Check application processing times
Your processing time starts the day IRCC receive your complete application and ends when they make a decision. This processing time only applies to the federal part of the processing (at the visa office) once IRCC have received the complete applications. It does not include the time it takes for the province or territory to process the nomination certificate.
If it has been longer than the normal processing times, you contact IRCC using the Web form.
IRCC Fee List
You need to pay a fee for most of our applications. You can find information on fees in this link.
Pay Application Fee
You can pay your fees in different ways depending on the fee type and where you are paying from.
Find Offices, Embassies & Consulates
You can find visa processing offices, embassies, consulates outside Canada and IRCC offices inside Canada.
Educational Credential Assessment (ECA)
An Educational credential assessment (ECA) is used to verify that your foreign degree, diploma, or certificate (or other proof of your credential) is valid and equal to a Canadian one. There are different types of ECAs. You need to get an ECA for immigration purposes. If you got another type of ECA, you may be able to get it re-issued, depending on the type of ECA and/or issuing organization. You must include your ECA report and the reference number in your Express Entry profile.
Operational Instructions and Guidelines
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and Canada Border Services Agency employees consult operational bulletins (OBs) and manuals for guidance in the exercise of their functions and in applying the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, the Citizenship Act and their Regulations.
Statistics and Open Data
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s statistical publications provide information on permanent and temporary residents as well as immigration and citizenship programs. You can search the Government of Canada’s Open Government Portal to find statistical information from immigration and citizenship programs.
To submit a request for data, please email the [email protected] mailbox with a detailed description of your requested report.
Designated Learning Institutions (DLI)
To apply for a study permit, you need an acceptance letter from a designated learning institution. A designated learning institution is a school approved by a provincial or territorial government to host international students.
All primary and secondary schools in Canada are designated learning institutions.
Find a Panel Physician
Find a doctor you may visit in your country, territory, or region for your immigration medical exam. Only Panel Physicians approved by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada can do this exam.
Address Notification (change address in a submitted application)
This on-line service allows Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) clients to submit an address notification or change of address on-line, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When you change your address using this service, it will take 5 business days for it to be updated. During this time, you should continue to monitor your current contact information.
You may use this on-line service if you were advised to provide your address to IRCC within 180 days of your admission to Canada in order to receive a Permanent Resident (PR) Card
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)Canada
Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) works to improve the standard of living and quality of life for all Canadians. You may use this site for various services and information delivered by ESDC.
Contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Find out how to contact Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).