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“The ongoing federal workers’ strike could have a “severe” impact on Canada’s immigration system, Ottawa has warned, as concerns mounts over how long the labour dispute might last.

Before the strike kicked off Wednesday, Canada was already facing a backlog of immigration applications and visa delays after more than three years of the pandemic.

“Unfortunately, the labour disruption will have an impact on the gains that we have made and the work that we’ve been doing to address some of these backlogs in our inventories since the pandemic,” Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said at a news conference in Ottawa Wednesday.

Prior to the strike many immigration services had returned to pre-pandemic service standards and “we were getting very close to restoring service standards across all of our lines of business,” said Fraser.”

Aziz, S. (2023, April 22). Canada’s immigration system is backlogged. will PSAC strike make it worse? – national. Global News. Retrieved April 23, 2023, from

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