Internal Audits and Evaluations

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 Department’s audit planning process. 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 audit projects included in the table below form the basis of the CIC 2014–17 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.

Name of internal audit Internal audit type Status Completion date
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Warsaw Assurance: Programs Completed October 2014
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in Beirut Assurance: Programs Completed October 2014
Audit of the Immigration Program at the Canadian Mission in New Delhi Assurance: Programs In progress Q3 2015–16
Audit of Passport Integration with the Global Case Management system Assurance: Programs In progress Q3 2015–16
Audit of the Integrity of Passport Programs Assurance: Programs In progress Q4 2015–16
Audit of the Admission of Grants and Contributions Assurance: Programs In progress Q4 2015–16
Audit of the Case Processing Centre – Ottawa, Visa Processing Assurance: Programs In progress Q4 2015–16
Audit of the Cost Allocation to the Revolving Fund and Compliance with the User Fees Act (Passport) Assurance: Programs In progress Q4 2015–16

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 list of planned evaluations below is based on CIC’s multiyear 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 Status Completion date
Evaluation of the Canadian Experience Class 1.1.6 In progress Q2 2015–16
Evaluation of the Federal Business Immigration Program 1.1.7 Completed June 2014
Evaluation of the International Students Program 1.2.1 Completed April 2015

Evaluation of the Family Reunification Program

2.1.1, 2.1.2 Completed March 2014
Evaluation of the Refugee Resettlement and Resettlement Assistance Programs 2.2.1/ 2.2.2/ 2.2.3/3.1.4 In progress Q4 2015–16
Evaluation of the In-Canada Asylum System Reforms 2.2.4 In progress Q3 2015–16
Evaluation of the Refugee Reform Pilot – Ministerial Reviews and Interventions 2.2.4 In progress Q1 2015–16
Evaluation of the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Program 2.2.5 In progress Q3 2015–16
Evaluation of the Immigration Loans Program 3.1.3 In progress Q2 2015–16
Evaluation of the Health Screening and Notification Programs 4.1.1, 4.1.2 In progress Q2 2015–16
Evaluation of Temporary Resident Permits 4.2.3 Planning Q4 2015–16
Evaluation of the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants Program 4.2.5 In progress Q1 2015–16
Evaluation of Canada’s Membership in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Grant Completed May 2015
Evaluation of Canada’s Membership in the International Organization for Migration Contribution Completed March 2015
Evaluation of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council Contribution Completed March 2014
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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