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Are all Global Skills Strategy (GSS) work permit applications processed in two weeks?

No. Our commitment is to process 80% of complete applications within 2 weeks.

Processing times for GSS applications continue to be affected by both

  • the number of applications we received while COVID-19 health and travel restrictions were in place
  • an increase in applications as health and travel restrictions lift in Canada and around the world

It will probably take more than 2 weeks to process your GSS application. We’re continuing to recover so we can return to 2-week processing.

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