Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

Immigration Acronyms

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

The abbreviations and acronyms sometimes can be confusing.

If you know of some I have missed, please add to the list.

Hopefully it will help some new applicants here as well:

Immigration acronyms:

AIP = Approval in Principle (for PR within Canada)

AOR = Acknowledgement of Receipt (for apps outside Canada)

CAIPS = Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System (for apps processed abroad)

CBSA = Canadian Border Services Agency

CIC = Customs and Immigration Canada

CRC = Criminal Record Check

CSQ = Certificate of Selection Quebec

DMP = Designated Medical Practitioner

FOSS = Field Operations Support System (for apps within Canada)

IA = Initial Approval (for apps done outside Canada)

IO = Immigration officer

IELTS = International English Language Testing System

IMM + numbers = refers to CIC applications and forms

Interpol = International Police

IP = Manual for inland processing

LICO = Low Income Cut-off

MOC = Marriage of convenience

MP = Minister of Parliament

NOC = National Occupation Code

OP = Manual for overseas processing

POE = Port of Entry

PPR = Passport request

PR = Permanent Resident/Residence

ROLF/RORLF = Right of Landing Fees/Right of Resident Landing Fees

RPRF = Right of Permanent Resident Fee

SP = Study Permit

WP = Work Permit

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creston

HKGK = moelikheid

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

And a few more - most of which are very well-known:

List of Acronyms

APSS: Asylum Pre-Screening System

BIA: Board of Immigration Appeals

BSO: Border Services Officer

CBP: Customs and Border Protection

CBSA: Canada Border Services Agency

CCR: Canadian Council for Refugees

CIC: Citizenship and Immigration Canada

DDFM: Detention and Deportation Officers’ Field Manual

DHS: Department of Homeland Security

DOJ: Department of Justice

DRO: Detention and Removal Operations

EOIR: Executive Office for Immigration Review

FOSS: Field Operations Support System

GBA: Gender-based analysis

HQASM: Headquarters Asylum Division

ICE: Immigration and Customs Enforcement

INA: Immigration and Nationality Act

IRB: Immigration and Refugee Board

IRPA: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

IRPR: Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

NGO: Non-governmental organization

OCIJ: Office of the Chief Immigration Judge

OPPM: Operating Policies and Procedures Memorandum

PCS: Public Communications Services

POE: Port of entry

SAO: Supervisory Asylum Officer

TRP: Temporary resident permit

TSI: Threshold Screening Interview

TSR: Temporary suspension of removal

UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/about/laws-po...ip/acronyms.asp

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Island Life

How about

CAD: Canadian Dollar, or C$

and one I'm dealing with right now -

HRSDC: Human Resources and Social Deveolpment Canada

LMO: Labour Market Opinion

TRV: Temporary Resident Visa

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

PPS: Point to Paper Screening

(What does this mean, by the way?

Is this when CIC is going through the IA?)

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Moonstones
HKGK = moelikheid

<_<

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

COPR = Confirmation of Permanent Residence

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Dedré

Province/ Acronym / Capital City:

Alberta (AB) Edmonton

British Columbia (BC) Victoria

Manitoba (MB) Winnipeg

New Brunswick (NB) Fredericton

Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) St. John's

Northwest Territories (NT) Yellowknife

Nova Scotia (NS) Halifax

Nunavut (NU) Iqaluit

Ontario (ON) Toronto

Prince Edward Island (PE) Charlottetown

Quebec (QC) Québec City

Saskatchewan (SK) Regina

Yukon (YT) Whitehorse

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Ingrid Brunkhorst Hurrell

PNP = Provincial Nominee Program

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Clinton_John

Lol :wub: And I thought that was it for the acronyms... :lol:

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EvB

PR with AE = PR with Arranged Employment

EC = Experience Class

FC = Family Class

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natalieh
PR with AE = PR with Arranged Employment

EC = Experience Class

FC = Family Class

It should read CEC - Canadian Experience Class

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Annasofe13

Thank you for the acronyms, great help during the process

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