This new digital case status tracker will allow some family class permanent residence applicants, sponsors and their representatives to more easily check their application status online.

For the initial launch, the tracker will be available for permanent residence applicants in the spouse, partner and dependent child categories.

At the same time, IRCC is focusing on reducing the processing time for applicants. The average processing times for the new spousal sponsorship application is return to the service standard of 12 months.

This tool will enable clients to keep track of their application and any needed actions required to keep it moving as quickly as possible, while also increasing transparency.

The application tracker provides more detailed information for clients, including historical information, on their current case files.

Clients, sponsors and their representatives with ongoing family class applications in the spouse, partner and dependent child categories should visit the Permanent Residence Family Class Application Tracker on the IRCC website and enter the information requested that is associated with their file at IRCC. The tracker is only available to those who have an email address on file, as the code to create the account will be sent to that address.

The Permanent Residence Family Class Application Tracker is similar to the Citizenship Application Tracker, which was launched in May 2021 to help clients stay up to date on the status and any required next steps for their citizenship applications.