Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Instrument of Delegation

Citizenship Act and Citizenship Regulations, January 16, 2019

Instrument of Delegation

I, Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, repeal the former Citizenship Instrument of Delegation, dated April 26, 2018, and, pursuant to section 23 of the Citizenship Act (hereafter referred to as the Act), hereby:

  1. Authorize any person whose position is set out in column 4, to do anything that is required to be done or that may be done by me and that is described in column 3, in relation to any provision of the Act and its regulations that is referenced in column 2;
  2. Authorize a person who is required to temporarily replace any person whose position is set out in column 4, to exercise the same powers that the person usually occupying that position is authorized to exercise according to paragraph 1;
  3. Authorize a person who has direct or indirect supervisory responsibility for any person whose position is set out in column 4, to exercise the same powers that the person occupying that position is authorized to exercise according to paragraph 1;
  4. The following definitions apply throughout this instrument:
    1. Registrar: means the Registrar of Canadian Citizenship.
    2. Citizenship Officer, CN: an officer within the Centralized Network of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration occupying any of the following positions and who has completed the training required for that position:
      • Citizenship and Immigration Case Processing Agent
      • Citizenship and Immigration Case Processing Officer
      • Team leader
    3. Citizenship Officer, DN: an officer within the Domestic Network of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration occupying any of the following positions and who has completed the training required for that position:
      • Citizenship and Immigration Case Processing Agent
      • Citizenship and Immigration Case Processing Officer
      • Risk Assessment Officer
      • Citizenship Supervisor
    4. Citizenship Officer, CPPG: an officer of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration within the Citizenship and Passport Program Guidance Branch who reports directly or indirectly to the Registrar, occupies any of the following positions, and who has completed the training required for that position:
      • Program Officer
      • Junior Program Officer
      • Program Advisor
      • Senior Program Advisor
      • Senior Policy/Program Advisor
      • Assistant Director
    5. Citizenship Officer, CMB: an officer of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration
      1. who reports directly or indirectly to a Director within Case Management Branch (CMB), occupies any of the following positions, and has completed the training required for that position:
        • Senior Analyst
        • Manager
        • Investigative Analyst
        • Analyst
        • Junior Analyst
        • Senior Decision-maker
        • Assistant Director

        or:

      2. is a Director within CMB
    6. Immigration Officer at Missions abroad: a Canada-based officer of the Department of Citizenship and Immigration exercising the function of an Immigration Officer at Canadian missions or immigration offices abroad.

Original signed by
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Minister of Citizenship and Immigration
Dated at Ottawa, January 16, 2019

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