Audits and Evaluations

Internal Audits Table

The mission, vision and values described in CIC’s Internal Audit Charter, together with the Treasury Board’s Policy on Internal Audit and directive, provide the fundamental framework for the audit planning process at CIC. CIC’s audit strategy is outlined in its risk-based audit plan, which forms the basis for audit activities within the Department.

In accordance with the Policy on Internal Audit, the Department carries out audits based on plans recommended for approval by the Departmental Audit Committee. The list of audit projects included here are from the CIC 2012–15 multi-year risk-based audit plan. The objective is to post internal audit reports to CIC’s website within 3 months of the Departmental Audit Committee review and Deputy Minister approval. All publicly released audits are posted on CIC’s Audits and Reviews page.

Name of Internal Audit Audit Type Status Completion Date
Internal Audit of Contracting Practices within CIC Corporate Completed September 2012
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Mexico City Programs Completed September 2012
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Bogotá Mission Programs Completed September 2012
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Lagos Programs Completed Q1 2013–14
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Nairobi Programs In Progress Q1 2013–14
Audit of Integrated Investment Planning Corporate In Progress Q1 2013–14
Audit of the Informatics Disaster Recovery Plan Corporate In Progress Q2 2013–14
Audit of the Framework for the Management of Compliance Corporate In Progress Q4 2013–14
Audit of the Management Control Framework of Grants and Contributions Transfer Payments In Progress Q4 2013–14
Audit of IT Security Governance and Risk Management Corporate In Progress Q4 2013–14

Evaluations Table

CIC maintains an effective evaluation function to provide the Department with objective, timely and evidence-based findings, conclusions, and recommendations on the relevance and performance of programs, policies and initiatives, including conducting evaluations of the grant and contribution programs. The following list of planned evaluations is based on CIC’s multi-year departmental evaluation plan and is organized according to the CIC Program Alignment Architecture. The departmental evaluation plan is updated annually and has been developed according to Treasury Board policies and standards. All publicly released evaluations are posted on CIC’s Program Evaluation page.

Name of Evaluation Program or Sub-program Status Completion Date
Evaluation of the Business Immigration Program 1.1.6 In progress 2013-14
Evaluation of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program [Labour Market Opinion component]
(joint with Employment and Social Development Canada)
1.2.2 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of Family Reunification Program 2.1.1
2.1.2
In progress 2013-14
Evaluation of the Foreign Credentials Referral Office 3.1.1 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of Overseas Orientation Initiatives 3.1.2.1 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of Recruitment and Integration of French Speaking Immigrants to Francophone Minority Communities Initiative 3.1.2.7 completed 2012-13
Evaluation of the Grant to Quebec 3.1.3 completed 2012-13
Evaluation of Citizenship Awareness 3.2.1 In Progress 2013-14
Evaluation of the Multiculturalism Program 3.3.1
3.3.2
Completed 2011-12
Evaluation of the Historical Recognition Programs 3.3.2 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of CIC’s Visitor Visa Program 4.2.2 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of the Migration Policy Development Program 4.3 Completed 2012-13
Evaluation of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council Operating Fund / Contribution In progress 2013-14
Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Linguistic Duality 2008–13 (Canadian Heritage lead) Operating Fund / Contribution Completed 2012-13

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