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Table 8: Progress against Department’s Regulatory Plan


Expected Results

Performance Measurement Criteria

Results Achieved

CIC is reviewing the measures needed to modernize Canada’s citizenship program as it relates to the adoption of foreign born children.

Introduce Bill and pre-publish regulations that will facilitate the access to citizenship for foreign born children adopted by Canadian citizens.

Bill passed and regulations introduced.

Bill C-14, Citizenship Act (adoption) was introduced on May 15, 2006.  On March 31, 2007, the Bill was awaiting Third Reading in the House of Commons.

CIC will seek direction on an approach to address inventories and seek approval for legislative or regulatory changes necessary while exploring options for a new application intake system.

Create a sustainable basis to manage the application intake for permanent residence.

A sustainable approach to managing application intake for permanent residence is created and implemented.

Over 2006–2007, CIC undertook detailed analysis, including consideration of possible legislative and regulatory changes, in support of potential options for addressing inventories and the development of a new application intake system. However, additional work is required over 2007–2008, and beyond, to address the outstanding policy issues, implementation considerations and resource implications.

CIC intends to develop amendments to regulations to reflect updated policies and support the Government agenda.

Support the renewal of targeted policies and increase flexibility in the administration of programs.

Regulations reflect updated policies and support the Government agenda.

Several initiatives were undertaken in the last year, including:

  • lifting the visa requirement on Estonia,
  • introducing Bill C-57: Discretionary Authority,
  • submitting phase I of the department’s response to the Standing Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations, and
  • halving the Right of Permanent Resident Fee.

The department also received approval to begin work on improvements to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and to make it easier for Canadian educated foreign students and temporary foreign workers to become permanent residents from within Canada.