Privacy Impact Assessment Summary - Immigration-Contribution Accountability Measurement System

The Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) Contribution Accountability Framework (CAF) allows the Department to demonstrate its responsible stewardship of funds to contribution programs delivering settlement and integration services to immigrants and refugees. The framework is comprised of five components: performance measurement; evaluation; contribution agreement process; management control framework; and provincial/territorial accountability.

To support the performance measurement and evaluation components of CAF, the Internet-based data collection system—Immigration-Contribution Accountability Measurement System, or iCAMS—is in place.

The four CIC programs that undergo performance measurement and evaluation are the Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program (ISAP), the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Program, the Host Program, and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP). iCAMS captures program data on a per-client basis from all service provider organizations (SPOs) delivering LINC and RAP, and on an aggregate or per-client basis for ISAP and Host. SPOs are agents of CIC and deliver the services for the four programs.

The goal of CAF is to enable CIC to more effectively evaluate settlement and resettlement contribution program services and demonstrate accountability to the government.

The Privacy Impact Assessment identified a number of privacy risks for which measures were recommended and implemented to address the issues.

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