Expect delays with some of our services
Due to the Government of Canada labour disruption, you can expect delays with certain IRCC services. Find out what services are affected.
Temporary measures for Sudanese nationals in Canada
Starting April 30, 2023, due to the current situation in Sudan, you can apply to extend your stay or change your temporary resident status in Canada for free.
For people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Learn about new measures in place to help people affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan
Learn about Canada’s response and the supports that are available.
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