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Targeted control audit of temporary resident permits - Appendix D: Approach and methodology

Canada Border Services Agency


  • Review key documentation such as legislation, IRCC Enforcement Manuals and supporting documentation, Operational Bulletins, and Port/Operation Program Assessments
  • Review available training and guidance materials, and records of training provided
  • Test a sample of TRPs issued between and to verify compliance with applicable TRP policies and procedures
  • Review entry/exit overstay data, if available, as it relates to the sample listed above
  • Interview key stakeholders such as NHQ staff responsible for TRP policy and program management and the monitoring of authorized stay conditions, as well as regional staff responsible for issuing TRPs at ports of entry (e.g. chiefs, superintendents and BSOs)

Audit sample

A sample of 168 TRP case files were randomly and judgementally selected for the period between and Footnote 26. These factors were considered to select the sample:

  • the distribution of cases across the regions
  • the proportion of cases by inadmissibility type
  • the proportion of cases by mode of entry
  • anomalies present in the data like unusual spike in volume

Table 1: Sample by region

Region Number of samples Percentage of samples (%)
Atlantic 6 4
Greater Toronto 36 21
Northern Ontario 3 2
Pacific 32 19
Prairie 52 31
Quebec 19 11
Southern Ontario 20 12

Figure 4

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Sample proportion (inadmissibility type)
Inadmissability type Sample proportion
Unspecified 3
Other e.g., A11(1) 25
Inadmissable family member 9
Misrepresentation 3
Non-compliance 58
Serious criminality 8
Criminality 62
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