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|Response to Parliamentary Committees|
The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration presented the report and 36 recommendations to the House of Commons on May 6, 2009. The recommendations covered a wide range of issues, including the operation and management of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program; pathways to permanent residency; work permits; the Live-in Caregiver Program; and worker protection.
The Government of Canada’s response was tabled on August 19, 2009.
The Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration presented the report and three recommendations to the House of Commons on June 25, 2009. Two recommendations related to the first-generation limit on passing on citizenship by descent for children born abroad to or adopted by Canadians, while the third called on the Government to consider as quickly as possible those cases not resolved by Bill C-37.
The Government of Canada’s response was tabled on October 23, 2009.
|Response to the Auditor General (including to the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development)|
Office of the Auditor General of Canada (OAG)
November 2009 Chapter 1—Evaluating the Effectiveness of Programs
This government-wide audit examined program evaluation in relation to the measurement of program effectiveness. The overall objective of the audit was to determine whether selected departments and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat are meeting the needs for effectiveness evaluation and are identifying and making improvements in effectiveness evaluation. CIC was one of six departments in which examination work was carried out. The audit covered a five-year period, from the 2004–2005 to 2008–2009 fiscal years. CIC was included in three recommendations made by the OAG, which recommended that CIC:
CIC agreed with these recommendations.
November 2009 Chapter 2—Selecting Foreign Workers Under the Immigration Program
The OAG examined how CIC plans for and manages programs designed to facilitate the entry of permanent and temporary workers into Canada and the recognition of foreign credentials in Canada. In addition, the OAG looked at the role of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) in supporting the planning and delivery of these programs, including the issuance of labour market opinions by its Service Canada offices. The audit covered the period from June 2002, when the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act came into effect, to June 30, 2009.
A number of recommendations were made to the Department. The OAG recommended that CIC:
CIC agreed with the recommendations.
Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable DevelopmentNo audits of CIC
|External Audits (Note: These refer to other external audits conducted by the Public Service Commission of Canada or the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages)|
Public Service Commission of Canada
No audits of CIC.
Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
No audits of CIC.