Completed Access to Information Requests

Follow:

  • RSS
  • Cite

Transitional Period

Federal departments are moving their web content to Canada.ca. As a part of that process, proactive disclosure reports will become available through the Open Government portal.  During this transition, if a proactive disclosure report from a specific department is not yet available on the Open Government portal please refer to Proactive disclosure by department or agency where a copy can be found.  For any questions on this issue, please contact us at open-ouvert@tbs-sct.gc.ca .

About this information

Search the summaries of completed Access to Information (ATI) requests to find information about ATI requests previously made to the Government of Canada. If you find a summary of interest, you can request a copy of the records at no cost. For additional information, please see the “About Access to Information Requests” webpage.

If you don’t find what you are looking for you can request additional government records under an institution’s control by contacting the institution’s Access to Information and Privacy Coordinator.

Enter keywords (e.g. institution, topic, field of interest, etc.)
*All information provided will incorporate the necessary exemptions and exclusions as per the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

Download datasets of the summaries of completed access to information requests.

Current Search

Report Type

Organization

Year

Month

Found 1924 record(s)

Req # A-2019-83837

Please provide copy of officer training manuals for purposes of training visa officer's in CPC-Ottawa and NHQ-CPR, on study permit applications. If training manuals are visa post specific, provide copies from the tem resident unit in Ankara visa post. If training manuals are visa country-specific, provide copies from the manuals/protocols used to process study permit applications for Iranian nationals. - Please provide copies of officer training manuals for purposes of training visa officer on use of software or artificial intelligence (AI) in processing initial study permit applications; specifically the negative or positive factors (points) given for country condition, travel history, previous refusal, conditional admission versus full admission, ELI versus main program, different provinces of Canada or other factors that the software is utilizing to make a decision for a certain application. - Please provide following statistics regarding initial study permits for Iranian nationals applications processed in Ankara visa post and CPC-Ottawa and NHQ-CPR in 2017, 2018 and 2019: Total applications received; approved, refused; level of education of primary-secondary, college, or university. - The procedure of processing reconsideration request for refused study permits and TRV applications in CPC-Ottawa and NHQ-CPR - Number of reconsideration requests for SP and TRV received in 2017, 2018, 2019 by CPC-O and NHQ-CPR; number of cases reopened and reconsidered.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

48 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-54146

Requesting 2 e-mails of Lu Fernandes for the period May 15, 2019 to August 7, 2019, excluding records requiring consultation with PCO and DOJ.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

11 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-51487

The Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants (CAPIC) is a professional lobby group which has been lobbying the government of Canada (IRCC) for years, in particular, in relation to the creation of a Federal Statute to grant further power to the Immigration Consultant regulatory body. I am seeking disclosure of all documents so related. Search Scope: 2016 to September 16, 2019.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

34 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2018-76170

Clarification All current policy manuals concerning investigations and penalties under Sections 209.1-209.92 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations, including, but not limited to, Program Delivery Instructions and agreements with ESDC for the implementation of these sections. Excluding PCO content.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

28 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-72932

Requesting 5 e-mails of Sarah Jasperse that is contained in the To or From for the period May 15, 2019 to August 7, 2019, excluding records requiring consultation with PCO and DOJ.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

5 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-64739

First question: Copies of emails, correspondence and documents relating to PRRA applications under paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the IRPA and more specifically: 1. The procedures guide for PRRA applications pursuant to paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the IRPA. 2. Discussions regarding the implementation, paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the IRPA. 3. Names of PRRA officers who will be reviewing the files covered by paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the IRPA: English/French/bilingual officers. 4. The exact procedures for holding a hearing (location, videoconferences). 5. Rules/guidelines for interviews (interpretation, recording, role of the lawyer, examination allowed by the lawyer, final observations allowed...). 6. Directives for vulnerable persons, cases of incompetent persons, unaccompanied minors, detained individuals. 7. To what extent is the ineligibility under paragraph 101(1)(c.1) of the IRPA communicated with refugee claimants and the IRB? What are the expected interactions with the IRB? 8. What is the likely duration of PRRA hearings? 9. Will the IRB's national documentation packages be used systematically in the context of PRRA hearings? 10. Rates of acceptance and refusal of PRRA applications by country and by officer. Of this number, which files involved a claim for refugee protection before vs. files that never involved refugee protection. 11. Percentage of people represented by a lawyer, consultant and who were not represented. 12. Procedures for people who are not represented. 13. Procedures for minors. 14. Procedures for cases involving people who are incompetent under the law due to mental health issues. 15. Procedures for cases where asylum requests for the United States were withdrawn or cancelled. Second question: Statistics on the percentage of TRV applications and super visas issued to Syrians without any other nationality by Canada’s embassies in Beirut or Amman?

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

1 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-68951

Requesting all e-mail subject headers of Yvonne Morkos that is contained in the To or From for the period August 15, 2019 to October 21, 2019, excluding records requiring consultation with PCO and DOJ. Please include whether or not there is an attachment to an e-mail, and the size of the attachment.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

48 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2017-43092

Provide copies of any documents showing the costs associated with dealing with those crossing the Canadian border illegally to make asylum claims, including the costs for (a) housing and accommodation; (b) food; (c) staff; (d) transport; (e) tents, fencing, trailers, etc. at the border; (f) transfers to provincial or municipal governments; (g) health and medical needs; since January 1, 2017.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

1073 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-82761

Request the number of working holiday work permits, young professionals work permits and coop work permits that were made available to the 9 Recognized Organizations for foreign youths - International Experience Canada in 2019 to December 16, 2019. Requesting 2019 RO Quota details including WH, YP, and COOP breakdown for 2019 participation across all 9 Recognized Organizations. Also how many are being made available for 2020. How many open work permits are being made available to Citizens of USA, Brazil and Ecuador in 2020. Requesting 2020 Season Recognized Organizations with Category and Quota details for all 9 Recognized Organizations.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

1 page(s)
January 2020

Req # A-2019-84280

Please provide a copy of any policy document (directive, operational memorandum, etc) of IRCC about how Canadian visa offices should request police records of foreign nationals that applied for visas in Canada FROM foreign police organizations. This policy might direct the IRCC to use the CBSA to obtain these records. Specifically clarification is required if the IRCC must request the foreign national's permission to access those foreign police records as these records often are protected by foreign privacy legislation. When foreign nationals apply for a visa the foreign nationals must provide a police record of all the countries they lived for longer than 6 months since the age of 18 years. Sometimes Canadian Visa officer at a foreign visa post would like to obtain the full record of all the criminal charges laid, withdrawel of charges, guilty pleas , charges that lead to acquittals, etc in that foreign country. These occurrences would not appear on the police record provided to the Canadian Visa Officer, but is contained in files and databases of the foreign police force. In this scenario request is to obtain policy document (directive, operational memorandum) of the IRCC about how Canadian Visa Offices should request these records that would appear in the police records of the foreign national, provide to the IRCC by the foreign national Previously requested under A-2018-48105 / VD. If there is no formal procedure, pse state that no policy exist.

Organization: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

73 page(s)
January 2020

What's new in open government?