Operational Bulletins 2014

In exceptional circumstances, operational bulletins may also be issued for one-time-only instructions or to provide urgent instructions to staff for a brief period while the relevant operational chapters are being updated.

  • OB 540-A – December 16, 2014 (Expired)
    Verification of permanent resident photos at visa offices
  • OB 205-A – November 12, 2014
    Processing Applications Submitted with the United States Passport Card
  • OB 593 – November 4, 2014 (Expired)
    Implementation of Ministerial Instructions stopping the intake and processing of permanent residence and temporary residence applications from individuals who have resided in, travelled to, or transited through Ebola affected countries
  • OB 547-B – October 7, 2014
    Extension of Haiti Special Measures for Work Permits
  • OB 360-A – September 22, 2014
    Entrepreneur Class Terms and Conditions
  • OB 591 – September 15, 2014
    Mail Referrals from Inland Offices to the Case Processing Centre in Vegreville, Alberta
  • OB 589 – September 8, 2014
    The CBSA Feedback Form for Security Screening Assessments – Phase One
  • OB 590 – September 4, 2014
    Zero Years of Education GCMS Data Issue
  • OB 442 – August 12, 2014 (Modified)
    Cessation of Processing and Return of Fees for Certain Federal Skilled Worker Applications
  • OB 585 – August 12, 2014 (Modified) (Expired)
    Cessation of Processing and Return of Fees and Investments for Certain Federal Immigrant Investor and Entrepreneur Applications
  • OB 588 – August 1, 2014 (Modified)
    Change in the definition of a dependent child
  • OB 587 – July 2, 2014
    Processing Admissions for Clients whose Confirmation of Permanent Residence has not downloaded from GCMS to FOSS
  • OB 491 – June 30, 2014 (Modified)
    Mailing Permanent Resident Cards to Representatives
  • OB 580 – June 23, 2014
    Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations amended to remove work permit requirement for certain foreign artists entering Canada to perform in bars and restaurants
  • OB 574-A – June 20, 2014
    Instructions in regard to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Food Services Sector Labour Market Impact Assessment and Work Permit Suspensions Lifting
  • OB 584 – June 19, 2014
    Special Events – Specific directives for processing members of the FIFA Family participants to the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014
  • OB 480 – June 11, 2014 (Modified)
    Conditional Permanent Residence Measure for Spouses and Partners in Relati onships of Two Years or Less and who Have no Children in Common
  • OB 575 – June 9, 2014 (Expired)
    Expanded Guidelines for Officers Assessing Work Permit Applications for Intra-Company Transferees with Specialized Knowledge
  • OB 574 – May 21, 2014 (Expired)
    Instructions in regard to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program Food Services Sector Labour Market Opinion and Work Permit Suspensions
  • OB 576 – May 15, 2014
    Permanent Labour Market Opinions replace Arranged Employment Opinions
  • OB 572 – April 29, 2014 (Expired)
    Ministerial Instructions: Federal Skilled Worker, Federal Skilled Trades and Canadian Experience Class Applications
  • OB 566-A – March 4, 2014
    Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Entrepreneur Program Applications: Budget 2014 – Communication with Stakeholders
  • OB 547-A – March 3, 2014 (Expired)
    Extension of Haiti Special Measures for Work Permits
  • OB 337-B – February 17, 2014 (Expired)
    Expiry of the pilot project for working-age dependent children of temporary foreign workers destined to British Columbia on February 14, 2014
  • OB 567 – February 14, 2014 (Expired)
    Protecting foreign nationals from the risk of abuse and exploitation
  • OB 565 – February 13, 2014
    Transfer of processing of applications for permanent residence submitted under the spouse or common-law partner in Canada class to the Case Processing Centre in Mississauga
  • OB 566 – February 12, 2014
    Federal Immigrant Investor Program and Entrepreneur Program Applications: Budget 2014
  • OB 512 – February 12, 2014 (Modified)
    Resettlement Assistance Program Income Support Payments for Privately Sponsored Refugees Arriving Under the Visa Office Referred Program
  • OB 530-B – January 16, 2014 (Expired)
    Retesting and communicating results of the citizenship knowledge test

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