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.
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.
Discover McGill's Graduate Orientation Open House & Welcome event will take place on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 between 5:00-6:30 p.m. It will be hosted in Thomson House, 3650 McTavish Street, the hub of graduate student life on campus. This university orientation and wine & cheese will provide you with information and introductions that will help ensure you have a strong start to your graduate and/or postdoctoral career at McGill.