List of policies, operational instructions and agreements

Interim Federal Health Program Policy

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary, coverage of health-care benefits to protected persons, refugee claimants, and other specified groups who are not eligible for provincial or territorial health insurance.

Temporary public policies

Ministerial instructions

The IRPA of 2002 provides the legislative authority for Canada’s immigration program. IRPA contains various provisions that allow the Minister to issue special Instructions to immigration officers to enable the Government of Canada to best attain its immigration goals.

Multiculturalism policy and legislation

In 1971, Canada became the first country in the world to adopt a Multiculturalism Policy. Canada’s approach to diversity has evolved over the years and is embedded within a broad policy and legislative framework.


Find information about agreements between Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and other departments and governments.

Operational manuals

See CIC manuals and operational bulletins or read related questions and answers.


Guidelines for the Negative Discretion Authority

Reports and statistics

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