In light of the influx of asylum seekers entering Canada (specifically into Quebec), IRCC has set up a "Dedicated Service Counter" in Montreal, open to the public from 8am to 4pm. This is meant to speed us eligibility interviews of newly arrived asylum seekers, which then allows claimants to apply for work permits while they await the adjudication of their asylum claim.
Details from the notice:
The dedicated service counter will allow claimants to get an earlier date for an eligibility interview which will also help them to have earlier access to work permits. For this to happen, it is essential that each client completes the required application forms in full. Those requiring assistance with their application forms can get it at the dedicated service counter.
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This counter is open to the public without appointment 7 days a week from 8am to 4pm and is located at:
Guy Favreau Complex, 200 René Lévesque Blvd West, suite 10, Montréal
We have prepared a handout in English, French and Creole with advice for asylum seekers on completing their forms. We have included it for your reference.