As of June 10, 2013, many CIC foreign services officers outside of Canada are on strike. Approximately 300 workers had walked off the job as part of the union’s rotating job actions.
This action may impact your application whether if you’ve already submitted or not.
According to PAFSO President Tim, this is a rotating strike action. CIC will make sure the offices all over the world are still open during the strike. The case processing is not completely stopped. However, Posted processing times for both temporary and permanent resident visa applications do not take into account work stoppages.
We encourage applicants to prepare for delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible.
At this time, we do not have information on how long they will be on strike. Click here to see the most recent bulletin for your reference.