ARCHIVED – Annual Report to Parliament on Immigration, 2013 – Introduction

The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) came into effect on June 28, 2002, replacing the Immigration Act of 1976. Under section 94 of the Act (see Annex), the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is required to table an annual report in Parliament on the Department’s immigration activities and initiatives. The report focuses on the selection of foreign nationals as permanent and temporary residents during the preceding calendar year. The legislation also requires an overview of federal-provincial/territorial agreements and joint initiatives, as well as a gender-based analysis of the impact of the Act. In addition, the report serves as a vehicle for announcing Canada’s immigration plan for the upcoming calendar year.

This report is divided into five sections.

  • SECTION 1 highlights recent achievements to strengthen Canada’s immigration system, as well as the 2014 immigration levels plan.
  • SECTION 2 provides key statistics relating to permanent and temporary residents admitted in 2012, and summarizes relevant initiatives in these areas.
  • SECTION 3 focuses on Citizenship and Immigration’s (CIC) partnerships with the provinces and territories. It outlines the bilateral agreements currently in force between the federal government and provincial and territorial governments, and describes major joint initiatives.
  • SECTION 4 provides an overview of settlement and resettlement programs and activities relating to Canadian citizenship and multiculturalism.
  • SECTION 5 describes CIC’s framework for gender-based analysis, highlights gender-based analysis activities and provides a statistical overview of gender differences in relation to key immigration statistics.
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