The following is posted on the Processing Times page of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada:
Alert – Strike Action
The Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers (PAFSO) union is currently taking strike action. PAFSO union members responsible for processing visa applications have been walking out of offices in Canada and overseas.
Study permit application: significant delays expected / Demandes de permis d'études : anticipation de retards importants
The following message is being sent to all new and continuing international students by Enrolment Services:
Citizenship and Immigration Canada advises that it is experiencing a labour dispute and that anyone applying for a study permit should anticipate delays and submit their application as far in advance as possible.