Performance results for the internal audit function

As per the Directive on Internal Audit, departments must meet public reporting requirements as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada including performance results for the internal audit function.

The following four key compliance attributes provide pertinent information to stakeholders, in other words, Canadians and parliamentarians, regarding the professionalism, performance, and impact of the function in the Department.

For more information, see Why publish key compliance attributes of internal audit.

Compliance attributes Key compliance attribute Results for PCH
  1. Do internal auditors in departments have the training required to do the job effectively? Are multidisciplinary teams in place to address diverse risks?

% of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)).


% of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA) in progress.


% of staff holding other designations (Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), etc.).


  1. Is internal audit work performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession of internal audit as required by Treasury Board policy?

Date of last comprehensive briefing to the Departmental Audit Committee (DAC) on the internal processes, tools, and information considered necessary to evaluate conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics and the Standards and the results of the quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP).

October 14, 2020

Date of last external assessment.

September 22, 2020

  1. Are the Risk-Based Audit Plan (RBAP) submitted to audit committees and approved by deputy heads implemented as planned with resulting reports published?
    Is management acting on audit recommendations for improvements to departmental processes?
RBAPs and related information:
  1. name/status of audit for the current fiscal year of the RBAP
  2. date the audit report was approved
  3. date the audit report was published
  4. original planned date for completion of all management action plan (MAP) items
  5. status of MAP items

For this compliance attribute, see RBAP and Related Information

  1. Is internal audit credible and adding value in support of the mandate and strategic objectives of the organization?

Average overall usefulness rating from senior management (Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM)-level or equivalent) of areas audited.


Risk–Based Audit Plan (RBAP) and Related Information

Internal audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Original planned MAP completion date Implementation status
Audit of the Implementation of the Policy on Results Approved - Published April 10, 2019 July 12, 2019 June 30, 2020 Validation in progress
Audit of the Management Control Framework of the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund Program Approved - Published July 26, 2019 December 4, 2019 January 22, 2022 Validation in progress
Audit of the Canadian Conservation Institute and the Canadian Heritage Information Network: Real Property and Asset Management Approved –Published December 20, 2019 March 23, 2020 March 31, 2020 Validation in progress
Audit of the PCH Pay System Control Environment – Phase 2 Approved –Published February 7, 2020 June 8, 2020 September 30, 2020 Validation in progress
Audit of the Canadian Audio-Visual Certification Office Program Planned - - - -
Audit of Human Resources Planning and Staffing Processes In progress - - - -
Audit of Contracting Practices Planned - - - -
Micro-Audit – Firearm Review Approved –Published February 17, 2020 July 20, 2020 N/A N/A
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