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When should I get my medical exam to apply for two-week work permit processing through the GSS?

Processing delays for GSS applications

Processing times for GSS applications continue to be affected by

  • the number of applications we’ve already received
  • 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.

If you need a medical exam, get it before you apply so you can include it in your application. This is called an upfront medical exam.

Find out more about upfront medical exams.

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