The back of your invoice/authorization agreement provides an approximate timeline for general files. Every file is different. Some files are more complex because, for example, there are numerous convictions that we need information about. It also depends on how many times you have moved in the past 5 years.
Your file is also affected by how quickly you get your fingerprints done and return requested documents to our office. As well, courts and police are taking longer to provide requested documents due to an increased demand. As a result of recent changes in legislation, the PBC is taking longer to grant Pardons. Processing times are also affected due to an increase in criminal checks done by employers and U.S customs.
When a file is marked Premium/Priority, it refers to how your file is handled in our office. In terms of government agencies such as the RCMP, Courts and Police, unfortunately we have no control over their timelines.