Canada opens global immigration processing centre in Romania

December 6, 2023—Ottawa—Canada is a top destination for people looking for a new place to work, study, travel and build their lives with their families. As we continue to receive high volumes of applications from around the world, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) is committed to reducing wait times and finding ways to better serve our clients.

Today, the Honourable Marc Miller, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced the launch of a new global operations centre in Romania. The new centre is located within the Embassy of Canada in Bucharest and will be supported by 20 new employees, including both Canada-based and locally-engaged staff.

This is IRCC’s second global operations centre outside Canada—the first one opened this past March in the Philippines. These centres complement Canada’s processing network, extend the work day over multiple time zones, and help boost IRCC’s overall processing capacity for the benefit of applicants.

Canada’s immigration system is world class; however, migration trends are changing and the world is becoming increasingly complex. Adding resources, embracing new technology and streamlining processing is part of IRCC’s work to build the next generation of Canada’s immigration system.

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