Applications of grants of Canadian citizenship have witnessed prolonged processing times, much longer than benchmark levels.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is presently finalizing most grant-of-citizenship applications received between September 8 and 14, 2019. The data was retrieved from the IRCC website on December 26, 2021.
It indicates a processing time of over 27 months, more than double the benchmark of 12 months. The much lengthier wait time occurs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.