- Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Infobox Canadian government departments
department=Citizenship and Immigration
website=http://www.cic.gc.ca/The Department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada is the department of the government of
Canadawith responsibility for issues dealing with immigration and citizenship. The department was established in 1994following a reorganization within the federal government.
The current Minister of Citizenship and Immigration is
CIC operates a large network of "Citizenship and Immigration Centres" throughout Canada and in an important number of embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad.
Service Canadarecently started to take over some of the domestic field operations of the department while the Canada Border Services Agencytook over the control of enforcement and entry control at borders and airports.
CIC remains responsible for the establishment of policies and processing of permanent and temporary residence visa,
refugeeprotection and citizenshipapplications.
* Citizenship Act of Canada
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
The Citizenship and Immigration Canada department employs 5,000 staff, [http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/brochure/service.html] which on a per-capita basis is three times as many as the 15,000
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Servicesemployees, [http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=2af29c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=2af29c7755cb9010VgnVCM10000045f3d6a1RCRD] but recoups some of its department costs through landing fees. In 2006 the Canadian government reduced the landing fee per immigrant by 50%. [http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1159]
Current Citizenship and Immigration Structure
* Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
**Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Programs
**Assistant Deputy Minister, Operations
**Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services
**Assistant Deputy Minister, Client Service Modernization
Canada Border Services Agency
Canadian nationality law
Economic impact of immigration to Canada
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
Immigration to Canada
* Permanent resident
* Temporary resident
* [http://www.cic.gc.ca/ Citizenship and Immigration Canada]
* [http://www.goingtocanada.gc.ca Going to Canada - Immigration Portal] : A source of free and useful information for newcomers and prospective immigrants to Canada.
* [http://www.trackitt.com/canada-immigration-trackers/ Canada Immigration Tracker] : An immigration tracker that lets users share and discuss the details of their immigration applications, reducing guesswork and making it easier to estimate processing times.
* [http://carroll.org.uk/cic/ CIC Inland Processing Times] : A historical graphical record of processing times for applications processed within Canada.
* [http://immipedia.ca/ Immipedia] : A community written guide to Canadian immigration.
* [https://carroll.org.uk/cic/ecas-tracker e-CAS Tracker] : A tool that automatically notifies people when their application status is updated on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's [https://services3.cic.gc.ca/ecas/ e-CAS] service.
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