Destining and travel arrangements: Preparing a Destination Matching Request (DMR)

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.

Note: Different procedures are followed for JAS and VOR cases since the destination will be determined by the sponsor who accepts the case.

Each message should:

  • be entitled “DMR”;
  • indicate the name of the visa office sending it;
  • non GCMS DMRs should not contain more than 30 persons for a single DMR;
  • GCMS DMRs should contain only x-referenced cases.

Note: If an accepted applicant has special needs, such as requiring counseling as a survivor of trauma or torture or has need of specialized medical care, advise the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O) on the DMR and create a note in GCMS indicating special needs. This will allow the ROC-O to destine the applicants to an appropriate centre to meet these needs.


  • GCMS DMR template
  • Non-GCMS DMR template
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