If your local Service Canada office is closed, you may not need to give your biometrics when you apply for a new work permit. After you apply and pay all your fees, we’ll let you know if this applies to you. If it does, we’ll refund your biometrics fee (CAN$85).

For more detail, please visit Canada.ca directly.

(URL: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/biometrics.html)

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List of Canadian locations

This is a list of current federal government offices in Canada that deliver biometrics services. Legend: POE = Point of Entry locations. SCO = Service Canada Office location Search for other international locations click here. Abbotsford, British Columbia Service Canada Centre SCO Canada Abbotsford Service Canada Centre By appointment only Click here to make an appointment...

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Some injuries and medical conditions can prevent you from being able to provide your 10 fingerprints or photograph. You may not be able to attend your biometrics appointment if you are experiencing the following conditions: If you have a temporary injury or medical condition on your face or hands, you should wait until it has healed...

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