Labour disruptions impact at Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada IRCC operation.
IRCC update, 159,000 citizenship immigration Canada employees will be on Strike for overpay hike. Canada is committed to negotiating collective agreements that are fair for employees and reasonable for Canadian taxpayers and Shareholders.
The union president Chris Aylward said. Union began a strike on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, after failing to reach a wage deal with the federal government by a Tuesday deadline, which has been in collective bargaining for a new contract since 2021.
As a result IRCC operation especially processing time will be affected. If you are currently applying for Canadian TR (Tourist/ visitor/ Study) and PR visas ( Express Entry, PNP, and Family sponsor) may affect your application processing time. In some cases, the impact on the process may be minimal, while in others it could be significant. However, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) assured In the event of a labor disruption, or Strike the following services will be available for the applicants:
- GC Key portal
- Mail applications to IRCC
- Status tracking
- Access some emergency services
but unfortunately following Services were partially or fully disrupted during the strike
- Application processing time
- In-person appointments
- Response on email, phone, or social media
- Passport services in Canada
It's a good idea to stay up to date on any news or announcements related to the agency's operations and to consult with an immigration consultant or lawyer if you have concerns about the potential impact of a labor dispute or strike.
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