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Canada opens immigration doors in wake of Typhoon Haiyan

Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander announced on November 13, 2013 that, effective immediately, Canada will be prioritizing the processing of applications already in progress on request from Filipinos who are significantly and personally affected by Typhoon Haiyan.

As well, Canadians without travel documents as a result of the typhoon will have their applications expedited by the Canadian Embassy in Manila.

Requests from Filipino citizens temporarily in Canada who need to extend their stay will be assessed in a compassionate and flexible manner.

In support of these measures, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has set up special email addresses and a dedicated phone line, available seven days a week, to respond to requests from applicants and their families.

More information regarding immigration applications procedures can be found on the Filipino Journal website.