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Immigration officials review admissibility criteria

posted Apr 21, 2012, 9:58 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 9:59 PM ]
By Daniel Proussalidis ,Parliamentary Bureau
First posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 07:48 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 07:55 PM EDT Toronto Sun

OTTAWA - Citizenship and Immigration Canada is keeping an eye on prospective immigrants who have a record of doing things that are legal in their home countries, but not in Canada.

Officials say the federal government is reviewing its immigration policy by asking officers posted abroad to collect information about applicants' actions in their homeland.

"The objectives of the admissibility review are to assess whether the provisions in (the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) continue to meet Canadian needs, identify any gaps, and recommend necessary updates to policy and operational guidelines, or amendments to the legislation or its associated regulations," said an official with Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

The review has been going on since 2010 and is expected to wrap up this year.

QMI Agency first reported Wednesday that immigration officials have asked foreign-based officers to keep head office informed of situations or actions in foreign countries "which would constitute criminality in Canada."

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