CIC Overseas Processing Manual 23 – Anti-fraud


Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Overseas Processing Manual 23 / Inland Processing Manual 11 – Anti-fraud (the “CIC Anti-fraud Manual“) does not appear on its website.  The CIC Anti-fraud Manual provides direction and guidance to citizenship officers concerning the detecting and addressing fraud.

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    Last updated on July 22nd, 2018

    Please note that what I have reproduced below should not be viewed as legal advice by CIC.  The reproduction of the material below has not occurred with the affiliation of the Government of Canada, nor with the endorsement of the Government of Canada. As well, given the nature of internal documents, some of the information may be out of date.

    The CIC Anti-fraud Manual is divided into parts as outlined below.

    Chapter 1 – What this Chapter is About

    Chapter 2 – Program Objectives

    Chapter 3 – The Act and Regulations

    Chapter 4 – Instruments and Delegation

    Chapter 5 – Department Policy

    • Program Integrity and Risk Management
    • Multiple-border vigilance
    • Two levels of anti-fraud activities
    • Relationship between quality assurance and anti-fraud activities

    Chapter 6 – Definitions

    Chapter 7 – Procedures

    • Essential elements of anti-fraud verification to strengthen program integrity
    • Conducting first-level verifications
    • Targeted interviewing
    • Misrepresentation and inadmissibility
    • Consultants and third parties
    • Referral to the CBSA
    • Second-level verifications

    Appendix 1 – The Anti-fraud/Program Integrity Network

    Appendix 2 – Developing an Anti-fraud/Program Integrity Framework

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