Internal Audits and Evaluations

Audits

The mission, vision and values described in Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) 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. IRCC’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 and approved by the Deputy Minister. The objective is to post internal audit reports to IRCC’s Web site within 90 days of the Departmental Audit Committee review and Deputy Minister approval. All publicly released audits are posted on IRCC’s Audits and Reviews page.

Evaluations

IRCC 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 IRCC’s multiyear departmental evaluation plan and is organized according to the IRCC 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 IRCC’s Program Evaluations page.

Title of Evaluation Status Deputy Head Approval Date Link to the Organization’s Program(s)
Evaluation of the Provincial Nominee Program In Progress December 2016 P 1.1 Permanent Economic Residents
Evaluation of the Canadian Experience Class Completed November 2015 P 1.1 Permanent Economic Residents
Review of the Start-Up Visa Pilot In Progress September 2016 P 1.1 Permanent Economic Residents
Evaluation of the Resettlement Programs (Government-Assisted Refugees, Privately Sponsored Refugees, Blended Visa Office-Referred Refugees, and Resettlement Assistance Program) In Progress May 2016 P 2.2 Refugee Protection;
P 3.1 Newcomer Settlement and Integration
Evaluation of the In-Canada Asylum System Completed April 2016 P 2.2 Refugee Protection
Evaluation of the Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Program Completed April 2016 P 2.2 Refugee Protection
Evaluation of the Reviews and Interventions Pilot Completed August 2015 P 2.2 Refugee Protection
Evaluation of the Settlement Programs In Progress March 2017 P 3.1 Newcomer Settlement and Integration
Evaluation of the Official Languages Minority Communities Initiative In Progress December 2016 P 3.1 Newcomer Settlement and Integration
Evaluation of the Immigration Loan Program Completed September 2015 P 3.1 Newcomer Settlement and Integration
Evaluation of Canada’s Membership in the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Completed May 2015 3.3 Multiculturalism for Newcomers and All Canadians
Evaluation of the Health Screening and Notification Program Completed December 2015 P 4.1 Health Protection
Evaluation of Temporary Resident Permits In Progress September 2016 P 4.2 Migration Control and Security Management
Evaluation of the Global Assistance for Irregular Migrants Program Completed September 2015 P 4.2 Migration Control and Security Management
Evaluation of the International Student Program Completed April 2015 P 1.2 Temporary Economic Residents
Horizontal Evaluations
(not led by IRCC)
Status Deputy Head Approval Date Link to the Organization’s Program(s)
Horizontal Evaluation of Pan-American and Para-Pan Games (Canadian Heritage led) Completed March 2016 P 4.2 Migration Control and Security Management
Horizontal Evaluation of Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Program (Justice led) In Progress June 2016 P 4.2 Migration Control and Security Management
Horizontal Evaluation of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act Division 9 (Public Safety led) In Progress June 2016 P 4.2 Migration Control and Security Management
Horizontal Evaluation of the Roadmap for Canada’s Official Languages 2013-18 (Canadian Heritage led) In Progress June 2017 P 3.1 Newcomer Settlement and Integration
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