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All LAO immigration and refugee services will continue after July 1, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

As a result of intensive stakeholder consultations in May and June, and ongoing discussions with government, LAO has decided to continue immigration and refugee services at the current level at this time. More time is needed to complete talks with the federal government about securing a funding solution for immigration and refugee services so that future suspension of services can be avoided.

In addition to ongoing discussions with government partners, LAO will continue to consult with stakeholders on ways we can work together to sustain quality cost-effective services.

LAO looks forward to the results of the federal government review of policies and procedures related to refugee determination in Canada, which we believe can contribute to a more cost-effective and fair process.

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