Comparing the statistics on CIC's website for processing times for Federal Skilled Worker applications provides some insight into when, if ever, files will be finalized. Sadly, processing times for post-Bill C-50 files is generally increasing, but the good news is that some visa-posts are reducing their pre-Bill C-50 files.

Below are composite graphs of two twelve-month periods. For the pre-Bill C-50 files; i.e., those lodged before 27 February 2008; the statistics reveal that no such files were processed between May and July at Beijing, Buffalo, Cairo, Kiev, Lima, London, Rabat Seoul, Taipei, Vienna or Warsaw. Shockingly, CIC set the clock back for London, Rabat, Seoul,
Taipei, Vienna and Warsaw from a month in London to an astonishing 13 months in Rabat.

 

Processing of Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Files

 

I. Processing Date for Pre-27 Feb 2008 Files

Visa Office Processing Date for Pre-27 February 2008 Files
27 April 2011 26 July 2011 Change Est. Elimination
Abidjian   See Dakar  February 2008 -1  August 2016
Accra March 2004 May 2004 0 September 2018
Ankara September 2007  November 2007 0 July 2015
Beijing July 2007 July 2007  +2 never
Berlin August 2007  October 2007  0 April 2015
 Bogotá July 2006 August 2006 +1 never
 Bucharest February 2006 August 2006 -4  January 2013
Buenos Aires no backlog no backlog     
 Buffalo January 2007 January 2007 +2 never
Cairo October 2005 October 2005 +2 never
Caracas  April 2006 May 2006 +1  never
Colombo November 2006 January 2007  0 July 2016 
 Dakar November 2007 See Abidjan  -1 August 2016
 Damascus March 2004 February 2004 +1 never
 Guatemala September 2006  no backlog    
 Havana  no backlog  no backlog    
 Hong Kong September 2006 November 2006 0 February 2016
 Islamabad March 2004 April 2004 +1 never
 Kingston June 2007 May 2007 +1 never
 Kiev September 2007  September 2007  +2  never
 Kuala Lumpur January 2007   April 2007 -2   August 2013
 Lima October 2007 October 2007 +2 never
 London March 2007 February 2007 +3 never
 Manila January 2005  March 2005 0 October 2017
 México City September 2007 November 2007 0  April 2015
Moscow October 2007  August 2007 July 2015
 Nairobi April 2005 May 2005 +1 never
 New Delhi March 2004 April 2004 +1 never
 Paris October 2006 November 2006 +1 never
 Port-au-Prince February 2007 no backlog    
 Port of Spain November 2006  December 2006  +1 never
 Pretoria December 2004  January 2005  +1 never
 Rabat September 2006 January 2006 +13  never
 Rome January 2008  no backlog    
 Santiago no backlog no backlog    
 Santo Domingo April 2007  July 2007  +1  never
 São Paulo March 2008 May 2008  0 September 2014
 Seoul July 2007 February 2007 +7 never
 Singapore October 2005  December 2005  0 January 2017
 Sydney April 2007 March 2007 +1 never
 Taipei April 2007 February 2007 +5 never
 Tel Aviv  December 2006 February 2007 0 December 2015
 Tokyo July 2005 October 2005 -1 June 2014
 Vienna May 2007 May 2007 +2 never
 Warsaw August 2005 August 2005 +2 never 

 

II. Processing Date for Post-27 Feb 2008 Files

Visa Office Processing Date for Pre-27 February 2008 Files
27 April 2011 26 July 2011 Change Est. Elimination
Abidjian   See Dakar no backlog    
Accra February 2010 no backlog    
Ankara February 2010  April 2010 0 September 2012
Beijing February 2010 January 2010 +3 never
Berlin February 2010 March 2010 +1 never
 Bogotá August 2010 May 2010 +5 never
 Bucharest April 2010 April 2010 +2  January 2013
Buenos Aires April 2010 July 2010 -1 December 2011
 Buffalo September 2009 October 2009 +1 never
Cairo September 2009 February 2010 -3 Deember 2011
Caracas April 2010 May 2010 +1  never
Colombo February 2010 April 2010  0 November 2012
 Dakar no backlog See Abidjan    
 Damascus July 2010 January 2010 +9 never
 Guatemala November 2009 February 2010 -1 May 2012
 Havana May 2010  August 2010 -1 February 2012
 Hong Kong November 2009 January 2010 0 January 2014
 Islamabad January 2010 May 2009 -1 February 2012
 Kingston November 2009 December 2009 +1 never
 Kiev June 2010 June 2010 +2  never
 Kuala Lumpur February 2010 March 2010 +1 August 2013
 Lima May 2010 August2010 -1 December 2011
 London December 2009 November 2009 +3 never
 Manila April 2010 April 2010 +2 never
 México City January 2010 April 2010 -1 July 2012
Moscow December 2009 November 2009 +3 never
 Nairobi July 2009 June 2010 +1 never
 New Delhi February 2010 April 2010 0 September 2012
 Paris January 2010 February 2010 +1 never
 Port-au-Prince no backlog no backlog    
 Port of Spain November 2009 August 2009 +5 never
 Pretoria February 2010 January 2010 +1 never
 Rabat March 2010 June 2010 -1 February 2012
 Rome March 2010 April 2010 +1 never
 Santiago no backlog no backlog    
 Santo Domingo October 2009 December 2009 0 January 2013
 São Paulo February 2010 March 2010 +1 never
 Seoul January 2010 January 2010 +2 never
 Singapore February 2010 March 2010 +1 never
 Sydney April 2010 April 2010 +2 never
 Taipei December 2009 January 2010 +1 never
 Tel Aviv February 2010 March 2010 +1 never
 Tokyo March 2010 June 2010 -1 February 2012
 Vienna March 2010 June 2010 -1 February 2012
 Warsaw March 2010 May 2010 0 August 2012

 

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