CVS Resources CIC Terminology Explained

There are many immigration specific terms and acronyms used during the process of immigration to Canada. Here are some of the most commonly used, along with their full title.

CIC – Citizenship and Immigration Canada

IRPA – Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

IRPR - – Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

HRSDC – Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

CBSA – Canada Border Services Agency

CSIC – Canadian Society of Immigration Consultants

CAPIC – Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

CMI – Canadian Migration Institute

CEC – Canadian Experience Class

CSQ – Certificat de Sélection du Québec (Québec Selection Certificate)

CAQ – Certificat d'acceptation du Québec (Québec Acceptance Certificate)

PNP – Provincial Nominee Program

AiNP – Alberta Immigrant Nominee Programme

DMP – Designated Medical Practitioner

RPRF – Right of Permanent Residence Fee

LICO – Low Income Cut-Off

NOC – National Occupational Classification

TRP – Temporary Residence Permit

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