Federal Government Labour Disruption

19 April 2023

The Government of Canada has been negotiating with  bargaining groups representing approximately 159,000 public servants. The bargaining groups have indicated that they now are on strike as of Wednesday, April 19, as an agreement was not reached by the strike deadline. 

Services from Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) through Service Canada and Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) may be impacted.

University managers are monitoring the situation. In the event that U of A activities and services are affected, further information will be available through:

Please see the list of Government of Canada essential services that will continue to be delivered during a labour disruption and those that may be disrupted. 

Should the labour disruption look to be longer term, more information will be distributed and faculty, staff and hiring managers directly impacted by activities related to immigration will be contacted directly.