- Canada published information on potential delays in the immigration process as a result of the labor strike that took place from April 19 to May 3, 2023
The government of Canada published information on potential delays in the immigration process as a result of the labor strike that took place from April 19, 2023, to May 3, 2023. This information includes the following government-issued advice and insight:
- Applicants who could not provide biometric data within 30 days due to the public service labor disruption are now given 60 days to complete this step. Eligible individuals do not need to contact IRCC for an extension and do not require a new biometric instruction letter to make another appointment. Applicants should bring the original biometric instruction letter to the recent appointment to show proof of payment
- Citizenship events that were canceled due to the Government of Canada labor disruption are being rescheduled. New invitation letters will be sent out as soon as possible
- Passport services have resumed; however, long wait times and delays are anticipated. Individuals who submitted a passport application before the labor strike are not required to re-apply and have the option to visit a passport office to acquire expedited passport processing on a need-by-need basis
- The processing of immigration permissions is delayed due to the labor strike. This includes delays for applications currently being prioritized
For additional information on delays that result from the labor strike, check here.
What are the Changes?
The Canadian government published information on potential delays in the immigration process due to the labor strike that took place from April 19, 2023, to May 3, 2023.
Continue to check the Government of Canada’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Government of Canada