I recently came across a lot of concerns regarding Canada's spousal visa processing period, so I wanted to publish this article describing Canada Spouse's visa processing period for evaluating the supported individual (applicant) and sponsor's.

Until We get into depth about the processing period for spousal visas in Canada, We would love to remind you that the spousal visa for Canada comes under the Family Sponsorship Program. Nevertheless, for both spouse and common-law spouses the service time is. I encourage you to review our previous Canada Immigration Visa System guide and learn more about the Family Sponsorship Process and how to navigate the process as well.

The visa processing time published below for spouses in Canada is categorized for countries in Africa & Middle East , Asia & Pacific, Europe and America. Nevertheless, it takes approximately 16 months and another 10 months for medical checks, background checks, security checks and other verifications to process spouse residing within Canada, both sponsor and individual being sponsored.When the claimant (person being sponsored) lives outside of Canada, otherwise you can use the processing time below as seen below.

Canada Spouse Visa Time to screen
Africa, and the Far East

Africa and Middle East

Visa OfficeProcessing time in Months for
Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)
Total = (Assessment of Person Being Sponsored + Assessment of Sponsor)
United Arab Emirates1515 Months 22 days
Ghana1616 Months 22 days
Jordan2424 Months 22 days
Turkey1010 Months 22 days
Lebanon1414 Months 22 days
Egypt1111 Months 22 days
Senegal1414 Months 22 days
Kenya1818 Months 22 days
South Africa1515 Months 22 days
Morocco99 Months 22 days
Israel1010 Months 22 days
Nigeria1515 Months 22 days
Asia and Pacific
Visa OfficeProcessing time in Months for
Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)
Total = (Assessment of Person Being Sponsored + Assessment of Sponsor)
China1313 Months 22 days
Sri Lanka1515 Months 22 days
Pakistan2424 Months 22 days
Philippine1212 Months 22 days
India1818 Months 22 days
South Korea1212 Months 22 days
Singapore1111 Months 22 days
Australia1010 Months 22 days
Europe
Visa OfficeProcessing time in Months for
Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)
Total = (Assessment of Person Being Sponsored + Assessment of Sponsor)
Romania1414 Months 22 days
Ukraine1212 Months 22 days
United Kingdom1414 Months 22 days
Russia1111 Months 22 days
France99 Months 22 days
Italy1111 Months 22 days
Austria1515 Months 22 days
Poland1010 Months 22 days
 Americas
Visa OfficeProcessing time in Months for
Assessment of Person Being Sponsored (applicant)
Total = (Assessment of Person Being Sponsored + Assessment of Sponsor)
Colombia1414 Months 22 days
Argentina1515 Months 22 days
Guatemala1515 Months 22 days
Cuba1515 Months 22 days
Jamaica1515 Months 22 days
Peru1414 Months 22 days
United States1414 Months 22 days
Mexico1616 Months 22 days
Canada (Case processing centre)1212 Months 22 days
Haiti2020 Months 22 days
Trinidad and Tobago99 Months 22 days
Chile1515 Months 22 days
Dominican Republic1717 Months 22 days
Brazil1010 Months 22 days
 Your submission status can be reviewed online. If you're looking forward to working in Canada you can go through my previous guide on how to get a work permit from Canada. Additionally, if you are interested in researching in Canada, read our guide on simple ways to get a Canadian research permit. I have wrote a visa lottery guide for Canada, I've told you to go over it so you don't get confused on it.If you have any concerns about Canada's immigration and processing period for visas to Canada, please let me know via the comment section.