Friday, August 31, 2018 was the last day of operation for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Case Processing Centre (CPC) in Vegreville, Alberta.
In late 2016, IRCC announced that its inland processing centre in Vegreville, Alberta, (“CPC Vegreville”) would be relocated to Edmonton, Alberta by the end of 2018. CPC Vegreville, responsible for processing inland extension applications for temporary residents of Canada, certain permanent residence applications, and more recently, certain work permit applications which qualified for expedited processing under Canada’s Global Skills Strategy, shut its doors permanently on August 31, 2018.
Following this closure, applicants are instructed to send their applications to IRCC’s new Case Processing Centre in Edmonton, at the following address:
Case Processing Centre in Edmonton
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
9700 Jasper Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5J 4C3
Processing times for inland extension applications processed by CPC Vegreville had recently climbed beyond the posted 51 day processing time. It is anticipated that after an initial period of potential further increases at CPC Edmonton, applicants will see processing times decrease overall. As of August 31, 2018 applicants are advised to ensure their applications are being directed to the correct department at CPC Edmonton by using the following tool on the IRCC website: Where to submit your application.
For more information on extending your temporary resident status in Canada, or any other immigration matter, please contact a member of our team at PwC Law LLP.