Management response

Recommendations Response Action Accountability Completion date

1. That CIC ensure that the collaborative platforms at the regional and national levels are harmonized, particularly between the Steering Committee and the Francophone immigration networks.

CIC agrees with the recommendation. The Department recognizes the need to review the governance of the Francophone immigration networks to align their activities with the strategic directions determined by the CIC-FMC Steering Committee. This review will help to further develop the network coordination model and take into account the objectives identified by the Steering Committee, while ensuring that variations in regional issues and needs are considered.

  • Directives on Francophone immigration networks, including a logic model and performance measurement framework.

Integration

2012/2013 (Q3)

CIC will include in the network mandates explicit responsibilities regarding the production of action plans at the regional level, which are guided by the priorities identified at the national level (plans and priorities of the Settlement Program). Accountability mechanisms will also be emphasized to ensure that the CIC-FMC Steering Committee is informed of the networks’ achievements and that the local issues are considered in the development of the strategic directions.
  • Guidelines for the Francophone immigration networks that are based on the logic model and the performance measurement framework in order to clearly identify the expected outcomes of the Francophone immigration networks and ensure that a results follow up mechanism is established so that the platforms for collaboration are harmonized between the Steering Committee, the Implementation Committee and the Francophone immigration networks.
IPMB 2012/2013 (Q3)
2. That CIC set out a research and knowledge-sharing strategy concerning the settlement and integration of newcomers in OLMCs. CIC agrees with the recommendation.
  • Develop a strategic framework of research on OLMCs.
Research and Evaluation (resp.) / in collaboration with Integration 2012/2013 (Q4)

The Francophone immigration file will continue to benefit from research to feed into the policy development and evaluation process. The research structure that is being implemented at CIC establishes a model for annual research activities and partnerships. This partnership network between CIC and various stakeholders, including universities, will make it possible to bring together stakeholders from various backgrounds (universities, communities, governments) annually in order to provide an update on immigration research and activity in FMCs. This model will help to maintain the connection between research and policy development.

  • Develop an active network of partnerships with universities and research centres to work on Francophone immigration issues (for example, Moncton and Saint-Boniface).

3. That CIC develop a strategy to better link promotion and recruitment activities, including Destination Canada, to the considerations relating to the selection and long-term settlement of French-speaking newcomers in FMCs.

CIC agrees with the recommendation. Promotion and recruitment activities, in particular Destination Canada — Job Fair, information sessions and international job and study fairs help to ensure better dissemination of the available selection tools. The 9th edition of Destination Canada will inform participants about the possibilities of immigrating to FMCs and the tools available to facilitate their recruitment, settlement and integration to FMCs.

  • Develop a communication strategy to promote, in Canada and abroad, the selection and integration tools available to facilitate the recruitment and integration of Francophone immigrants.

Communications (resp.) / in collaboration with Immigration, International Region and Integration

2012/2013 (Q3)

  The amendments made recently to the procedure for processing work permit applications from Francophones recruited through job fairs, as well as future changes to the immigration program for applicants who have acquired recent work experience in Canada will enable qualified Francophone workers to enter Canada more easily, on a temporary basis, and then to become permanent residents. Overall, these changes will facilitate the arrival of Francophone workers, as well as the retention of those already in Canada, in order to increase their long-term settlement within FMCs.
  • For the 2013–2018 period, optimize the linkages between promotion and recruitment activities and considerations with respect to the selection and integration process of French-speaking newcomers to FMCs. This will be carried out in the renewal of the next Francophone immigration strategy.
Integration (resp.) / in collaboration with Immigration and International Region 2012/2013  (Q4)

4. That CIC, in collaboration with appropriate partners, determine the formula that it intends to use to measure the number of French-speaking immigrants who settle in FMCs.

CIC agrees with the recommendation. The Department recognizes the need for a measure to count the number of French-speaking immigrants. Consultations with the various departmental stakeholders and its partners in connection with the Initiative will be organized to identify the best methods for making the most of the available resources and databases, particularly those in the Research and Evaluation Branch. Once the decision is made regarding the best methods to use, the Department will draw up a data development strategy.

  • Consult with the stakeholders involved in the Initiative (inside CIC and its partners) to identify the best methods for measuring the number of French-speaking immigrants that settle in FMCs, according to the definition of the 2006 Strategic Plan.

Research and Evaluation (resp.) / with the support of the Integration Branch

2012/13 (Q3)

 

  • Evaluate the needs of the stakeholders involved and create a plan to develop a measure to meet these short- and long-term needs.
  2012/13 (Q4)
  • To meet the short-term needs, develop the best measure possible by using existing CIC data.
  2012/13 (Q4)
  • To meet the long-term needs, collect the information required to create variables for a more specific measure of French-speaking immigrants.
  2013/14 (Q2)

5. That CIC develop a strategy to guide the performance measurement of the Initiative, and that the Department align and strengthen the systems and tools for monitoring and collecting data (for example, the SAP financial system, CAMS and the regional reports) that are currently used to support this strategy.

CIC agrees with the recommendation. The Department will strengthen the measures taken to ensure ongoing monitoring of the initiatives to foster Francophone immigration in FMCs.

  • Develop a strategy to guide the performance measurement for the collection of financial and non-financial data.

Integration

2012/2013 (Q3)

  • Take into account data collection needs during the development/amendment of new data collection systems, especially iCARE and CAMS, to ensure that it responds to the various accountability processes applicable to the Department.
R & E, IPMB (for CAMS)
  • Remind financial and program officers about the financial coding of funded initiatives to support the Initiative.
Finances (resp.) and IPMB

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