My thoughts on processing....

Old Sep 15th 2004, 7:51 am
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My opinion on processing:

I think CIC needs to start thinking of doings in parallel rather than sequential. What I mean is, once the application is sent, a feed should be sent to the background checks/criminal checks/security checks. Meanwhile application awaits processing by an officer. This will cut down the application processing time by atleast 30-50% depending on the country/associations of the applicant.

Things would have worked well upto a few years ago when the number of applications were manageable, but with the influx of applicants, some things should be parallel processed.

Granted, yes, it is a waste of resources to process security/background checks if applications are rejected for some reason, but maybe the applicants should be given a choice of paying extra if they want parallel processing. Yes, this may lead to some indifferences and difference in processing. US started the premium processing for some categories....

Ideal time to initiate background checks would be after Paper Screening Decision when the initial set of application papers are correct to some extent.

There are some kinks in this, but I guess can be ironed out.

Just my thought while waiting.....

What do the others feel? Any ideas to streamline?? Expert comments?

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Old Sep 15th 2004, 8:05 am
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Once backlogs of old applications (pre 2002) are gone and pass mark set at level allowing visa posts to process applications in under 12 months (as intended with introduction of IRPA and floating pass mark) while meeting their annual targets then all discussion will be irrelevant. Until then you'll have to be patient.


Originally Posted by Aspirant2000
My opinion on processing:

I think CIC needs to start thinking of doings in parallel rather than sequential. What I mean is, once the application is sent, a feed should be sent to the background checks/criminal checks/security checks. Meanwhile application awaits processing by an officer. This will cut down the application processing time by atleast 30-50% depending on the country/associations of the applicant.

Things would have worked well upto a few years ago when the number of applications were manageable, but with the influx of applicants, some things should be parallel processed.

Granted, yes, it is a waste of resources to process security/background checks if applications are rejected for some reason, but maybe the applicants should be given a choice of paying extra if they want parallel processing. Yes, this may lead to some indifferences and difference in processing. US started the premium processing for some categories....

Ideal time to initiate background checks would be after Paper Screening Decision when the initial set of application papers are correct to some extent.

There are some kinks in this, but I guess can be ironed out.

Just my thought while waiting.....

What do the others feel? Any ideas to streamline?? Expert comments?

-Aspirant2000
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Old Sep 15th 2004, 9:17 am
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Right on Aspirant2000. I think a lot of us would gladly pay extra to get a faster treatement. Besides, why is a security/background check taking months ? Or you tab into a global database , which I'm sure is out there, or you depend on information from non-computerized countries , information that wont be more reliable even after waiting for months.
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What would happen if everyone paid the extra though??
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Originally Posted by Bleech
What would happen if everyone paid the extra though??
That is what is happening in essence now. There are too many applicants than needed to meet the immigration targets. The targets are the basis for resource allocation, not the number of applications on hand, and therefore not enough staff to process applications in a timely manner.
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