It generally takes the CRA 60 days to 120 days to process a claim. The time can vary depending on the type of claim you’ve submitted. Refundable claims are usually faster to process than non-refundable claims.
Filing your first claim can also take longer if you receive a notification from the CRA for a First-Time Claimant Advisory Service (FTCAS). These are educational meetings to help first-time claimants better understand the SRED scheme for future filings.
Before making a SR&ED claim please have a look at our SRED which helps you understand the ins and outs of what the CRA requires.