Administrative Burden Baseline – 2019
In its Red Tape Reduction Action Plan, the Government committed to build on the efforts of the Paperwork Burden Reduction Initiative by requiring departments, through the Administrative Burden Baseline, to provide a count of the requirements in federal regulations that impose an administrative burden on business.
All federal regulations administered by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada that have requirements that impose administrative burden on business are identified below. The total 2019 count is 59.
The total June 30, 2014 baseline count was 14. The count rose to 59 in the following period (ending June 30, 2015). The Department’s Administrative Burden Count has not changed since June 30, 2015. No new administrative burdens have been added to IRCC's Administrative Burden Count for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2019.
The count reflects the fact that Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and IRCC have a shared responsibility for the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). As a result, IRPR requirements that impose administrative burden on employers that require a Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) are counted by ESDC and the burden on employers that are LMIA-exempt are reflected in the count for IRCC. When the same administrative burden requirements may be imposed on either LMIA-exempt employer (IRPR section 209.2) or LMIA-applicable employer (IRPR section 209.3), they are counted by both ESDC and IRCC.
Previous years' counts for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are available upon request.
Bavasher Bains, A/Assistant Director,
Cabinet and Regulatory Affairs
Strategic Policy and Planning
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
365 Laurier Ave W
Ottawa ON K1A 1L1
For more information:
- Government-Wide Forward Regulatory Plans
- The Cabinet Directive on Regulatory Management
- Recommendations Report: Cutting Red Tape…Freeing Business to Grow (Red Tape Reduction Commission)
- The Canada-United States Regulatory Cooperation Council
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