Last Updated on May 2, 2012 by Steven Meurrens

The Canadian embassy in Tokyo will no longer be processing immigration applications.  All applications which would have previously been sent to Tokyo must now be sent to Manila.

Considering the difference in processing times as shown below, I am sure many potential Japanese visa applicants are probably saying  しまった.

Type of Application Tokyo Processing Time Manila Processing Time
Study Permits 3 13
Work Permits 1 15
Skilled Workers (2008-10) 17 18
Provincial Nominees 5 11
Investors 27 55
Spousal-Sponsorship 6 9