The IOM Mission in Skopje was established in 1999 and with the purpose to assist the country in the implementation of the Stabilization and Association Agreement, with particular emphasis on migration management. Since then, IOM Skopje activities have expanded to address a variety of pressing migration related issues including trafficking in human beings, technical cooperation and institutional capacity building in the field of migration, Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programmes, Economic stabilization programmes etc. IOM’s strategy takes into consideration the EU membership process and the need for progressive alignment with the EU migration acquis as one of the main driving element of its activities.
Through the regional project: “Support to Western Balkans States in Establishing Advance Passenger Information Systems” – a regional workshop is taking place in Budva, Montenegro from the 27th until the 28th of February, 2018.
Canada Visa Application Centre
VFS Global manages the Canada Visa Application Centre (CVAC) in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Skopje. CVAC is the exclusive service provider for the Government of Canada, authorized to accept applications in all temporary resident categories:
- Visitor visas,
- Study and work permits,
- Travel document applications from Canada’s permanent residents in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
The decision to issue or refuse a visa is made solely by immigration officers of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC ).
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Partners & Donors
Being a member of the IOM team requires the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. As an international organization with a global mandate, IOM also aims to maintain an equitable geographical balance among its staff. As such, its recruitment efforts target, but are not necessarily limited to, nationals of its Member States. IOM is an equal opportunity employer and seeks committed professionals with a wide variety of skills in the field of migration. IOM staff work in multi-cultural environments, in which diversity and cultural sensitivity are valued.