No one knows for sure. CIC did a great job keeping us hanging the Dark.
My MP told me that the are expecting to start work in March. The other thing is on the Operation bulletin of CIC, it clearly says that as of March 1st, Amman and beruit office will become full services VOs. This is how the speculation came into life
CIO Sydney, CPC-M, CPP-O and CPC-V should hold impacted files until the transfer of services has been completed. As of March 1, 2012, these files may be sent to the appropriate visa office below:
Applicants in... Applications should be submitted to...
Syria, Jordan and Iraq Visa Office in Amman (Jordan)
Lebanon Visa Office in Beirut (Lebanon)
Cyprus Visa Office in Tel Aviv (Israel)
Iran Visa Office in Ankara (Turkey)