Immigrant Investor Venture Capital class: Putting an application into process

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Following a positive second stage completeness check, the Centralized Intake Office (CIO) will

  • transfer the paper file to the processing office in accordance with existing file transfer policies;
  • if applicable, transfer the electronic file to the processing office through the Global Case Management System (GCMS) by making that office the primary office for processing.

The “application received” date at the CIO is the lock-in date. Processing offices should not change the “application received” date entered by the CIO at file creation.

If and when one of the 60 applications that have already been put into process is subsequently refused, the processing office will send an email to the Operational Management and Coordination (OMC) mailbox to advise that an Immigrant Investor Venture Capital (IIVC) class application has been refused. OMC will coordinate if and when additional files should be put into processing.

To put another application into processing, OMC will email the Centralized Processing Region (CPR), who will then relay the message to CIO, instructing them to pull the next application, beginning with the first complete application on the wait list, and to send a second stage completeness package to the applicant. Applications from the waiting list must be pulled in the order that they were received for each ensuing request.

CIC aims to process 80% of applications in this class within six months of the application being put into process.

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