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Subject: More on strike
  Those interested in the follow up of the strike situation, please read the following or visit the link http://pubweb.fdbl.com/news1.nsf/0/9dcdd7a66280d0e685256f2e006f814a?OpenDocument

Canada -- Federal Employees on Strike, Services Affected

Content:
As of October 12, 2004, approximately 30,000 employees of the Canadian federal government have been on strike over wage-related issues. The strike is affecting services offered by all federal government offices, except those considered to be "essential".

Most notably, employees of Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) are on strike. As a result, the processing of applications for labor market opinions filed at HRSDC and all applications filed at the CIC office in Alberta has been suspended.

The processing of these applications will not resume until the strike is settled. Once processing resumes, a backlog of applications and resulting delays are likely. We have received confirmation that the CIC offices at all air and land ports of entry remain operational, however, many ports are working with a minimal staff, which may result in delays for individuals upon entry. Please note that the Canadian Consulates and Embassies are not affected by the strike.

We will continue to update you as developments occur regarding the resumption of CIC and HRSDC services.

Copyright ? 2004 by Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.

[09-11-2004,17:40]
ozz
(in reply to: More on strike)
http://pubweb.fdbl.com/news1.nsf/0/967f2db6ffd7931c85256f35006556c7?OpenDocument

Canada -- Federal Employee Strike Ends
Content:
In an October 15, 2004 update, we reported that approximately 30,000 employees of the Canadian federal government had gone on strike over wage-related issues. We have received confirmation that a tentative settlement has been reached, effectively ending a week-long strike.

Employees of Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) were not working during the strike. As a result, the processing of applications for labor market opinions filed at HRSDC and all applications filed at the CIC office in Alberta was suspended. Please note that as a result of the strike, delays in the processing of applications are likely.

Copyright ? 2004 by Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP.

[09-11-2004,17:45]
Anonymous
(in reply to: More on strike)
Hi Ozz,

Does that mean it is even for the buffalo cic office. Please confirm as i have case which started processing on jan 31,2004 and received the aor in feb. please help

Thanks

[09-11-2004,18:49]
Ramesh
(in reply to: More on strike)
Ramesh, your file is proceeding without delays from any sort of strike or job action.

Ozz... I rest my case about getting people anxious over nothing.

[09-11-2004,20:37]
sharon
(in reply to: More on strike)
Ramesh:

Just can rest your mind and relax about your case in Buffalo. As it was mentioned by Sharon and in the posting above, whatever strike activity that occurred in CIC did not have any impact in consulates operating overseas.

My case is in Buffalo as well, and now I´m also more relaxed.

Good luck!

[09-11-2004,20:50]
ozz
(in reply to: More on strike)
Sharon,

I now see what you were trying to explain in previous postings. Your claim was 100% correct: CIC took some strike action, but did not last more than a week and it did not impact operations abroad.

However, the evidence you presented for your claim was totally inconclusive and out of place. That was the reason why I was still asking you to provide more details and evidence. If you read the news I found, they don´t mention anything about Parks Canada or pension cheques and still convey the point.

However, I do appreciate your efforts to help me understand the big issue. The important thing is we can now rest assured that there is no strike activity going on at the moment.

Thanks Sharon!

[09-11-2004,21:01]
Ozz
(in reply to: More on strike)
Hi Sharon & Ozz,


Thank you both very much for your valuable advice. I really appreciate it. Take care you two and i will let you know once i get a response from CIC buffalo.


Regards,

Ramesh

[09-11-2004,23:24]
Ramesh
length of application process (in reply to: More on strike)
I am an american citizen and I mailed my application under the federal skilled worker application to the Buffalo consulate. Could someone give me a timetable on how long the process will take? Thanks so much.
[16-11-2004,16:11]
LJ
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