Key compliance attributes of internal audit

This information is being reported in compliance with section A.2.2.3 of the Treasury Board Directive on Internal Audit. For additional information, please see the Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada guidance.

Results for Key Compliance Attributes of Internal Audit as of June 30, 2020

Performance indicators Key compliance attributes Results as of June 30, 2020

Do internal auditors in departments have the training required to do the job effectively?

Are multidisciplinary teams in place to address diverse risks?

Percentage of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)) 41%
Percentage of staff with an internal audit or accounting designation (CIA, CPA) in progress 41%
Percentage of staff holding other designations (for example, CGAP, CISA, etc.) 35%
Is internal audit work performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession of internal audit as required by Treasury Board policy? Date of last comprehensive briefing to the Departmental Audit Committee on the internal processes, tools, and information considered necessary to evaluate conformance with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics and the standards and the results of the quality assurance and improvement program (QAIP) June 2019
Date of last external assessment January 2016

Are the risk-based audit plans submitted to audit committees and approved by deputy heads implemented as planned with resulting reports published?

Is management acting on audit recommendations for improvements to departmental processes?

Risk-based audit plan and related information Refer to Table 1: Risk-based audit plan and related information
Is internal audit credible and adding value in support of the mandate and strategic objectives of the organization? Average overall usefulness rating from senior management (assistant deputy minister-level or equivalent) of areas audited 87.50%
Table 1: Risk-based Audit Plan (RBAP) and related informationFootnote *
Internal audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Original planned MAP completion date Implementation status
2018-19 RBAP
Audit of Foreign Service Development Program Published – MAP fully implemented October 25, 2018 March 1, 2019 May 31, 2019 100%
Audit of System of Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting Published – MAP not fully implemented October 25, 2018 March 1, 2019 March 31, 2019 50%
Audit of Health Screening Process Published – MAP fully implemented October 25, 2018 March 1, 2019 June 30, 2020 100%
Audit of Access to Information and Privacy Management Published – MAP not fully implemented February 21, 2019 June 17, 2019 June 30, 2020 20%
Audit of Resettlement Assistance Program – Income Support Published – MAP not fully implemented June 11, 2019 November 12, 2019 March 31, 2021 10%
Audit of Passport Program for Official Travel Published – MAP not fully implemented June 11, 2019 August 26, 2019 July 30, 2020 40%
2019-20 RBAP
Audit of Data Governance Published – MAP not fully implemented October 17, 2019 January 10, 2020 March 31, 2020 Validation in progress
Advisory: Review of IT System Practices Published – MAP not fully implemented October 17, 2019 Completed June 30, 2021 Validation in progress
Audit of International Student Program In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audit of IRCC Service Transformation In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audit of the Management and Oversight of Visa Application Centres In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Advisory: Risk Assessment of the Randomized Selection Procedures for the Parents and Grandparents Sponsorship Program Deferred n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audit of the Passport Program Modernization Initiative Deferred n/a n/a n/a n/a
2020-21 RBAP
Advisory: Review of the COVID-19 Crisis Management In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Advisory of Business Reintegration Planning In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audit of IRCC Service Transformation Contractor Performance In progress n/a n/a n/a n/a
Audit of the Management Control Framework for the Privately Sponsored Refugee Program Planned n/a n/a n/a n/a
Report a problem or mistake on this page
Please select all that apply:

Thank you for your help!

You will not receive a reply. For enquiries, contact us.

Date modified: