What is ECAS

ECAS stands from Electronic Client Application Status. This on-line service allows Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) clients to view securely the status of their immigration and/or citizenship application(s) on-line, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; anytime, anywhere.


When can I Check it

CIC states that they update ECAS statuses usually on Tuesday’s. But often we have noticed updates on other days as well. Usually applicant see their ECAS statuses updated about a week or so after their are charged. DD applicants however could take upto 2 weeks after the applications received on the same date as theirs are started to be checked. You will need to have a UCI to check it.


What is the UCI

UCI stands for Universal Client Identifier. It is allotted for life to applicants when they apply for any form of Canadian Visa. (Student, Temporary or PR). (More on UCI @ CIC Site)You will have one if you ever got a Canadian Visa or have had an application returned. It is usually written by hand on the returned app. It is formatted as 9123-4567 or 91234567


The Different ECAS Status

The CIC website has the below table available describing the meaning of various application statuses.


Federal Skilled Worker Program Application Status

Federal Skilled Worker Program Application Status

How to Check ECAS

You will need to have your UCI handy to check the status of your application.

Navigate to the ECAS Website. https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas


Landing Page fore ECAS Status

Hit Continue (After reading the text of-course 😉




The Terms and Conditions Page

Read the Terms and Conditions !! Select the Check Box and hit Continue





The Information Entry Page.

Fill in your Information as shown above.

Note: Make sure of accurately put your Birth Date and Place of Birth not to mention the UCI in the format 0000-0000