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  • Arisnel Mesidor, M.A., RCIC

Advanced data analytics to be used by IRCC to process temporary resident visa applications


Advanced data analytics to be used by IRCC to process temporary resident visa applications

The government of Canada announced that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will use advanced data analytics to sort and process temporary resident visa (TRV) applications submitted from outside Canada. This was announced on January 24, 2022.


The use of the advanced system is part of IRCC’s commitment to improving client service and application processing. IRCC officers will continue to make the final decision on applications, approve, or refuse them. The system will assist in managing IRCC’s increasing volume of TRV applications and will not have any impact on the decision-making.

Since 2018, advanced data analytics has been used at IRCC to sort and process more than 1 million TRV applications from countries with high volumes. As a result, routine files can now be assessed 87% faster using the system. This results has helped some applicants to receive decisions more quickly.


The technology also assumes much of the repetitive and clerical work associated with sorting applications, which allows IRCC officers to focus their attention on assessing applications and making final decisions.


IRCC is however, working to responsibly develop and deploy data-driven technologies in line with all privacy requirements. They have also completed an algorithmic impact assessment (AIA) in order to comply with the Treasury Board Directive on Automated Decision-Making.




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