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IRCC Workers Return To Work As Federal Strike Ends

Blog posted on by Evelyn Ackah in Immigration

IRCC Workers Return To Work As Federal Strike Ends

Canada's government and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) announced that a tentative agreement was reached on May 1 and that approximately 120,000 employees and IRCC workers return to work. The Canada federal workers' strike began April 19 and had a severe impact on immigration, erasing progress made since the backlogs caused by the global pandemic, with many Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) employees on strike, and impacting processing times.

Government immigration employees returned to work on Monday, May 1, after a 12 day strike.

During the strike, IRCC held its regularly scheduled Express Entry draw on Wednesday, April 26 and invited an additional 3,500 candidates to apply for permanent residence, and maintained some online services.

PSAC workers won a 12.6% wage increase over four years, and the opportunity to continue to work remotely from home when possible, which many workers were able to do during the pandemic.

Did The Strike Delay Your Immigration Plans?

Ackah Business Immigration Law supports all areas of Canadian and U.S. business immigration law. Our team of professionals can provide the legal advice needed to troubleshoot immigration problems and monitor your application each step of the way. Contact us today for more information about our services. Our experience and your commitment can make your immigration dreams a reality.

Ackah Business Immigration Law is a full-service immigration law firm for business and individual immigration, with offices in Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. Contact Ackah Law today at (403) 452-9515 or email us directly at contact@ackahlaw.com.


Evelyn L. Ackah, BA, LL.B.

Founder/Managing Lawyer

Ms. Ackah is passionate about immigration law because it focuses on people and relationships, which are at the core of her personal values. Starting her legal career as a corporate/commercial ...

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