Information on what a strike means for international students is available here and on the IRCC Help Centre page.
A strike would have to last beyond 150 days to affect student immigration status. Based on the fact that no Canadian university has ever experienced a strike of this length, we want to assure students that this is an unlikely scenario. We do not anticipate immigration status being affected by a strike at Memorial given the history of strikes at Canadian universities and we encourage all students with questions about their immigration status to contact Memorial’s immigration advisors for more information.
International students are one of the most vulnerable populations on Canadian university campuses. Part of what makes international students vulnerable is the temporary nature of their immigration status. Regulated Canadian Immigration Advisors (RCICs) and Regulated International Student Advisors (RISIAs) have a legal obligation to ensure that any immigration information provided to students is fully accurate and empowers students to make decisions for themselves and their families. This is not done lightly, but with the greatest care and commitment to the wellbeing of international students.