On February 3, 2023, the Government of Canada published operational instructions for applications from clients directly affected by Hurricane Fiona in Atlantic Canada. Starting on September 24, 2022, and ending on March 24, 2023, these special measures will be applied with priority processing for permanent residence applications and fee waivers for those applying for citizenship. Individuals must present proof of residency to verify their address to qualify for the special incentives. Government officials will prioritize applications under these initiatives so clients can obtain the necessary documents to identify themselves and access government services without delay.