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.
How to Apply for an Entry Visa (TRV) from within Canada
Before you start: ensure that you have a valid passport, CAQ and Study Permit. Your new entry visa (TRV) will not be valid beyond the expiry dates of these documents.
Mandatory for all international students
All non-Canadians coming to McGill must obtain all 3 of the documents below to study legally in Quebec (and Canada) if enrolled in a program lasting 6 months or longer.
Once you arrive in Canada, keep copies of all important documents (e.g. Passport, Study Permit, CAQ, Health Insurance Card, etc.) in a safe place, and take note of your documents' expiry dates.
Montreal summers are humid and range from warm to hot with an average Temperature of 22-30 °C.
Students who graduate and obtain an open 3-year postgraduate work permit are now eligible for Quebec Medicare.