Students experiencing study permit delays can start at McGill as late as September 17, 2013.
The labour dispute involving Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Foreign Services officers, affecting the timeliness of Canadian study permit approvals, continues. You may be experiencing significant delays receiving notification of the approval of your study permit. If your study permit approval has been delayed, please read the rest of this message carefully as we are preparing alternatives for you.
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.
Canada's Immigration Officers on Strike
The following update was posted on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) website:
Notice – Strike Action
June 11, 2013 — 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.
It's that time of year again - yes, you guessed it, it's Tax Season!
Come to our informative workshop to learn how to file your taxes in Quebec. Who knows - you may even be eligible for tax refunds!
Please bring your laptop to the session, as NO paper forms will be distributed.
Start by reviewing our general tax information, then you'll ready to ask more specific questions at the info-session.
By attending this workshop, students will be able to:
1) Learn some of the legal considerations of work in Canada as an international student.
2) Identify the primary job search steps involved in obtaining a part-time or summer job.
3) Understand the importance of, and define what is involved in, networking.
4) Identify at least 3 leads of opportunities on and off campus.
For students on the Macdonald Campus in the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, you will have your orientation event also on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:00 in the Centennial Centre, room CC 1-163 on the Macdonald Campus. No registration required.
Join us for Winter Welcome 2013, a fun and informative orientation session for New International Students starting in January!
When & Where?
January 4th, in the Brown Building, Room 5001