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Canada’s immigration department is undergoing major changes

By CIC News |

Last week, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) implemented major changes as part of a new plan to improve its operations.

Earlier this year, a previous IRCC Deputy Minister, Neil Yeates, produced a report on how the department can become more effective and efficient. Yeates’ report was commissioned by IRCC to evaluate whether the department’s current structure best enables it to achieve its mandate. The Deputy Minister is the senior-most civil servant in a government department. Serving in a non-political role, they oversee the management of their department, including implementation of policies and strategies and managing people and budgets.

IRCC’s current Deputy Minister, Christiane Fox, corresponds with the department’s minister, who is a politician, and is currently Immigration Minister Marc Miller. The Immigration Minister’s role is to implement the mandate of the elected government.

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