Central Intake Office

CIO or CIO-S: An IRCC office in Sydney, Nova Scotia currently responsible for the following applications (subject to change):

  • Federal Skilled Worker
  • Federal Skilled Trades
  • Canadian Experience Class
  • Provincial Nominee Program
  • Start-Up Visa
  • Quebec Investors or Entrepreneurs
  • Quebec Skilled Workers
  • Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Class
  • Federal Self-Employed Persons and Quebec Selected Self-Employed Persons

CIO-S also plays the role of a Case Processing Centre (CPC) for the following applications (subject to change):

  • applications for permanent resident cards (new and renewals)
  • citizenship applications (new, renouncing, revoking and resuming)
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