Notice: Our office will be closed to the public December 17, 2022 to January 9th, 2023.
For all our current and past clients, we will continue working on your files and responding through the holidays. Though please be advised that our response time may be delayed due to the high volume of work during this season.

Operational Bulletin (Modified)- June 30, 2014

Mailing Permanent Resident Cards to Representatives

This Operational Bulletin (OB) summarizes and clarifies the procedures for Permanent Resident Card (PR Card) distribution by the Case Processing Centre in Sydney (CPC-S), Nova Scotia, when an applicant has indicated the address of a third party representative as their residential and/or mailing address.

To read the full bulletin, click here.

Operational Bulletin- July 2, 2014

Processing Admissions for Clients whose Confirmation of Permanent Residence has not downloaded from GCMS to FOSS

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) and Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) have become aware that some Confirmations of Permanent Residence (CoPR) have not downloaded successfully from the Global Case Management System (GCMS) to the Field Operations Support System (FOSS). Both sides are working on a solution but an interim solution is needed for affected clients.

To read the full bulletin, click here.

The Temporary Foreign Workers Program in the News

po-tfw-east30nw1Recent, controversial changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program have been the focus of immigration media coverage for the past several months. The links below detail the most recent coverage:

Jason Kenney vows to push ahead with overhaul of temporary foreign worker program, June 25, 2014

Foreign worker troubles a symptom of a larger problem

By Barrie McKenna, The Globe and Mail, July 1, 2014

PEI, Nova Scotia join Alberta in opposing changes to foreign worker program

By Jane Taber, The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2014

Manitoba’s foreign worker strategy called a model for other provinces

By Joe Friesen, The Globe and Mail, July 2, 2014

Concerns rise over temporary foreign workers

By Lindsay Morey, Fort Saskatchewan Record, July 3, 2014

Changes to TFW program overdue

By Dave Mabell, Lethbridge Herald, July 3, 2014

Impact of changes to TFW program ‘worse than I thought’: MP

By Victoria Paterson, St. Albert Gazette, July 5, 2014