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.
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.