The Program Delivery Instructions for Applications Received On or Before December 31, 2014 (pre-Express Entry)
Determining Membership in the Class
The process for gaining membership in the class relies on meeting all the necessary criteria in a pass / fail system. Therefore, applicants would need to meet the minimum qualifying requirements for the system to approve all criteria. On completing the assessment, officers would need to determine whether the applicant is a member of the class. Thereafter, they would need to continue processing the application. Alternatively, they could refuse the application as well.
All applicants would need to:
- Intend to reside in a province or territory other than Quebec
- Meet the minimum proficiency levels in English or French
- Maintain temporary resident status during any periods of work experience used to qualify for the Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
In case the applicant meets all the requirements specified, the officer would need to approve the application. However, if the applicants fails to meet any one of the requirements specified, the officer would refuse the application.
In some situations, the officer might be unable to arrive at a decision. This situation could typically occur if there:
- Is a lack of information or documentation or,
- Are serious doubts about the legitimacy of the documents submitted
In this scenario, the officer would need to:
- Write to the applicant and explain the concerns, while allowing the applicant to respond to the concerns raised through:
- Documentation and / or,
- An interview OR.
- Refuse the application
- Applicants under the post-graduation stream only would also need to have a qualifying Canadian educational credential
Fraud Detection and Deterrence
Some of the most effective ways that officers could use for detecting and combatting fraud are by:
- Conducting interviews
- Conducting site visits and,
- Telephone checks
Source: Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)