Me and my husband were married in June 2015 in New York, and I just sent in our application for family sponsorship this November. It is a fairly simple application it?s just him on the application as his daughter is not travelling with him she is in the custody of her mother. We did complete her medical so we can sponsor her in the future if needed. I am very confused about the processing times, it says it takes 39 months. Is that the maximum time or minimum and what is the average time that it usually take to process this type of application for sponsorship from New York to Canada. My worry is that it will take the full 3 years to do this and we just found out we have a baby on the way. Also is there another way we can apply for him to come to Canada while we wait on the sponsorship application like a work/study visa ? I think my main concern is figuring out if this process is going to be a full 3 years or more. PLEASE HELP ME TO CLARIFY the Canadian immigration website is highly confusing. Lastly he lives in New York and their office has a processing time of 39 month but the Los Angeles and Ottawa centre processing times are shorter. How do they determine where the application is processed.