Posted processing times for both temporary and permanent resident visa applications do not take into account work stoppages.Anyone applying for a visa should anticipate delays and submit their application online as far in advance as possible.
To avoid delays, please submit a complete application. Some countries require additional documents that may not be listed in yourapplication package. Find out if you need to submit country-specific documents by consulting the website of your visa office.
Contingency plans are already in place to ensure all offices remain open and are providing at least a minimum level of service. Priority will be placed on urgent humanitarian applications.
CIC continues to closely monitor the situation.