It is usually an average of nine months to a year to process a Criminal Rehabilitation application. If you wish to travel before, you can apply for a TRP until you get the Criminal Rehabilitation processed. Therefore, it is not unusual for a person to apply for both a TRP and Criminal Rehabilitation at the same time especially that the required documents for both are similar. This way, you can visit Canada while waiting for the processing of the Criminal Rehabilitation. Once the Criminal Rehabilitation is approved you then have a permanent admission to Canada.