Internal Audits and Evaluations

Internal Audits

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 below is from the CIC 2013–2016 multi-year risk-based audit plan. The objective is to post internal audit reports to CIC’s Web site within three months of the Departmental Audit Committee review and Deputy Minister approval. All publicly released audits are posted on CIC’s Audits and Reviews page.

Internal Audits 2013–2016

Name of internal audit Internal audit type Status Completion date
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Nairobi Assurance: Programs Completed June 2013
Audit of Integrated Investment Planning Assurance: Corporate Completed June 2013
Audit of Informatics Disaster Recovery Plan Assurance: Corporate Completed January 2014
Audit of the Framework for the Management of Compliance Assurance: Corporate Completed January 2014
Audit of IT Security Governance and Risk Management Assurance: Corporate Completed January 2014
Audit of the Control Framework over Grants and Contributions Assurance: Transfer Payments Completed February 2014
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Warsaw Assurance: Programs In progress Q3 2014–15
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Beirut Assurance: Programs In progress Q3 2014–15

Evaluations

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.

Evaluations 2012–13 — 2015–16

Name of evaluation Program Status Completion date
Evaluation of the Canadian Experience Class 1.1.6 In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the Federal Business Immigrants Program 1.1.7 In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the International Students Program 1.2.1 In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the Family Reunification Program 2.1.1, 2.1.2 Completed 2013–14
Evaluation of the Refugee Reform Pilot – Ministerial Reviews and Interventions 2.2.4 In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the Immigration Loans Program 3.1.3 In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the Citizenship Awareness Program 3.2.1 Completed 2013–14
Evaluation of the Health Screening and Medical Surveillance Notification Programs 4.1.1
4.1.2
In progress 2014–15
Evaluation of the Migration Policy Development Program 4.3 Completed 2012–13
Evaluation of the Historical Recognition Programs Contribution Completed 2012–13
Evaluation of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council Contribution Completed 2013–14
Evaluation of Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program (Department of Justice-led) Horizontal In progress 2015–16
Evaluation of IRPA Division 9 National Security Inadmissibility Initiative (Public Safety-led) Horizontal In progress 2015–16
Evaluation of the Pan-American and Para-Pan Games (Canadian Heritage-led) Horizontal Planning 2015–16
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