CIMM - Processing, Volumes and Backlogs - Nov 25, 2020

Key messages

Supplementary messages

Processing focus

Supporting family reunification

Processing challenges

Innovation during COVID

Volumes and inventories


Visa Application Centres

Visa application centres are private companies that have formal contracts with the Government of Canada. They:

Clients may go to a visa application centre that isn’t in their country of residence, and can either call, email, or visit the centre in person.

All visa application centres also:

Some centres:

IRCC migration offices are located in Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates. They process applications for:

They also conduct interviews when needed.

Migration offices also engage in migration diplomacy: building and managing relationships in the international sphere to advance and protect Canada’s migration-related objectives and to advocate for Canada’s position on issues of strategic importance.

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