June 1, 2012

Immigration Updates

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Operational Bulletin 429: Consideration of R205a) for NOC OAB Francophones destined outside of Quebec

This Operational Bulletin provides additional guidance to Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency’s (CBSA) officers for the processing of work permit (WP) applications for francophone temporary foreign workers (TFW) entering occupations with National Occupational Classification (NOC) O, A and B, destined outside of Quebec who have been recruited through Destination Canada or other employment events coordinated with the federal government and francophone minority communities

Operational Bulletin 420: LMO-exempt work permit renewals or extensions for some CSQ holders currently in Quebec

Effective as of the date of this publication, Quebec’s ministère de l’Immigration et des Communautés culturelles (MICC) is implementing provisions that will allow some work permit (WP) holders, who are present in Quebec, to submit an application to renew or extend their work authorizations in Canada without the employer having to obtain a labour market opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada/Service Canada (HRSDC/SC) and MICC.

Operational Bulletin 431: In-Canada Office Closures and the Elimination of Front Counter Service

To provide information on the closure of 19 local Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) offices and the elimination of front counter service at domestic CIC offices across Canada as of June 1, 2012.

Operational Bulletin 430: Centralized Intake of Federal Self-employed Persons Class and Quebec Business Class Applications

Effective May 29, 2012, all applications for permanent residence in the Federal Self-employed Persons Class and the Quebec Business Class must be submitted to the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Quebec Business Class includes Quebec selected Entrepreneur, Investor and Self-Employed applications.