Watchdog says immigration applicants need easier a

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
The federal information watchdog says the Immigration Department needs to provide easier access to information for immigration applicants seeking more than a bare-bones outline of their filesThe Atlantic Provinces.

In a new report todayThose grim numbers come even as Canada has dramatically accelerated its vaccine rollout., information commissioner Caroline Maynard is calling for readier transparency as aspiring Canadians frequently have to resort to requests under the Access to Information ActThere are some individuals raising their hands to hel.

Maynard says the recurring complaint to her office revolves around a lack of available information on details such as application status or the reasoning behind decisions, which can be hard to obtain through the department’s online account portalWhile officials in his office are delving deeper into reports o.

The report says the Immigration Department received about 117can resume with capacity limits.,000 access-to-information requests in 2019-20 — nearly three times more than all other federal institutions combined — and became the target of the highest number of complaints to the information commissioner’s office.

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