Terminology Explained

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.

IRCC – Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

IRPA – Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

IRPR - – Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

ESDC – Employment and Social Development Canada

CBSA – Canada Border Services Agency

ICCRC – Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council

CAPIC – Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants

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

RPRF – Right of Permanent Residence Fee

NOC – National Occupational Classification

TRP – Temporary Residence Permit

TWF - Temporary Foreign Worker