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Can I get two-week processing if I am applying under the International Mobility Program?

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.

Yes, if you are applying for a work permit through the International Mobility Program, submit your application online normally. We’ll process your application within the two-week standard automatically if you:

Local visa office requirements

Many of our visa offices abroad have specific instructions that the worker needs to follow. Check the local visa office requirements to make sure the worker includes all required documents with their application.

If there are local instructions to follow you can find them in the application package.

  1. Go to the work permit application.
  2. Select apply online.
  3. Select the country or territory the worker is applying from.
  4. Download the country-specific “visa office requirements” from the list of documents, if there are any.

To be eligible for two-week processing the worker must include certified translations of documents that aren’t in English or French, even if the visa office requirements say we accept other languages.

Examples of requirements that may change depending on your location:

It is your responsibility to make sure your application is complete. If you forget something, your application may be delayed or refused.

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