|It is with great pleasure that we have learned that the Government of Canada and the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO), the union that represents Foreign Officers including Canadian Visa Officers, have reached a tentative agreement, effectively putting an end to strike actions.
Although this agreement still has to be confirmed by PAFSO members through a vote, activities will be returning to normal in all Canadian Embassies and Consulates over the next few days. Visas will therefore soon return to normal processing times.
To obtain more information on the deal reached between the Canadian Government and PAFSO, you can read the statements issued by each party here and here. PAFSO members have made a commitment to clear any backlogs caused by the strike.
If you have already had students submit applications, they should be processed within a short time frame. For future applications and to keep up to date on the most recent information, we suggest you continue to use the online tools provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada at http://www.cic.gc.ca/ .