Webinar | IRCC Updates on Student Visas: Mexico Central America, and the Caribbean

Date: Jun 8, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 am PT
Format: Webinar
Hosted By: BCCIE
Cost: Free


The temporary closure of public-facing services at Mexico City’s Visa Application Centre (VAC) due to local COVID-19 regulations has impacted student visa processing and review times. As a consequence, BC host institutions working with international students from Mexico and Latin America worry about how to keep the gates open for incoming students.

In this session, Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Mexico will provide updates on VAC services as well as steps and guidelines to facilitate visa processing. 

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance through the registration form.


IRCC Mexico Team – Client Engagement Unit

Veronica Soto – Education Trade Commissioner, Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara

Veronica joined the Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara in 2003. Responsible for the Education sector, she has led successful Canadian Education Trade missions, bringing Mexican delegations to Canada, and assisted key Canadian stakeholders to build successful partnerships agreements local Mexican state governments. Veronica has helped position Canada in Western/Bajio region. Under her guidance, there has been significant growth in funds invested to sponsor students seeking to pursue education in Canada. Before joining the Consulate of Canada, she worked at the Jalisco Ministry of Education, where she was responsible for Jalisco-Asia and North America relations; the Universidad de Guadalajara; and the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Jalisco regional office.

To register, please click here.

Registration deadline: 9:00 am, June 8, 2021

For more information, please contact events@bccie.bc.ca