Hello qorax,Building a stronger Canada one story at a time
I wonder if you can explain the legitimacy and purpose of Background Check. Are they doing this to check antecedents within Canada or for where we've been outside Canada?
I'm in Canada since 15 and never traveled beyond 4 months. Recently, Buffalo transferred my file to expedite the process but i notice many of my peers who applied before and after me received PPR from Buffalo. This is clearly not expediting my file and I wonder if they could be doing Background Check on me
thank you for clarifying tthis again.
Over 5,000 employees across the globe manage one of the world's largest, most successful immigration programs on behalf of all Canadians. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) makes thousands of decisions every working day as to who can
or cannot come
to Canada, and who can stay as part of the Canadian family. Once newcomers arrive here, welcoming them is a community effort.Our commitment to safety, security and public health
While Canada welcomes many newcomers every year, security and public health are always top-of-mind issues. All who apply for permanent residence are subject to a rigorous screening process
to prevent individuals who pose a risk to Canada's security and public health from entering the country. Applicants for temporary resident visas can be subject to stringent security and medical checks as well.The background checks basically help to determine if they are eligible for the PR Processing, Have demonstrable skills to succeed here, Assess/Cross-Check/Tally/Obtain information regarding the individual, Case Integrity, Risk Evaluation - Acceptance & Elimination, etc.Selecting Permanent Residents (PRs)
Overall, CIC maintains a balanced immigration program that responds to Canada's labour market needs while fostering family reunification and honouring Canada's humanitarian commitments. IRPA defines three basic classes of permanent residents: economic, family and protected persons. Permanent residents (PRs) are persons who have not become Canadian citizens, but who have been authorized to live and work in Canada indefinitely, provided that they meet the residency requirements and do not lose their status by reason of serious criminality, security, human rights violations, organized crime or misrepresentation.
Much of the work involved in making decisions on who is eligible to come to or remain in Canada is based on the consideration and verification of information provided by applicants
, and checks to ensure that these persons do not pose a security or health risk to Canada. In most cases, CIC's role begins when an application is submitted at any of the hundreds of points of service in Canada and abroad, and ends when a visa is issued overseas or an application is approved in Canada. CIC does not control all of the steps leading to temporary or permanent admission to Canada, such as when successful applicants and their families decide to travel to Canada. For a number of reasons, not every visa issued results in a person arriving, and in an average year, about 2% of visas are not used.Processing times
The length of time it takes to process applications varies depending on when & where you applied. You may be able to avoid unnecessary delays by:-
making sure that all the necessary information is included with your application-
validating the Generic Application Form for Canada [IMM 0008] online, and printing and including the barcode page with your application-
notifying the VO of any changes to personal information, viz. address, telephone & fax numbers or a change in the makeup of your family-
avoiding repeated inquiries to the visa office-
following all instructions from the visa office in a timely manner-
ensuring that the photocopies and documents you provide are clear and legible, and-
providing certified English or French translations of original documents that you submit in other languages.Your application will be delayed if the office processing it has to take extra steps to assess your case. Your application will take longer if:
- there are criminal or security problems related to your application, or if additional security background checks are required, OR
- your family status is not clear because of a situation, such as a divorce or an adoption that is not yet complete or child custody issues that have not been resolved.The decision on your application
A CIC officer will make a [final] decision on your application based on the requirements for immigration to Canada at the time your application was submitted. The decision will be based on several selection factors, as well as the results of your medical examination and the criminal and security checks.
The officer will also assess the proof of funds you have provided (unless you have arranged employment) to ensure that you will be able to support yourself and your family when you arrive in Canada.Note:
Always remember, each case is assessed on it merits... some cases could be Simple & Straight while some might not
- needing addnl processing work/times [though it might not be self-created by the applicant]. Besides, there could be many other factors that might put a case file into further scrutiny/assessment/work -- which could delay its processing. No two case files are the same/similar.Qorax