These days delays with GCMS requests from IRCC are common, random and in most cases arbitrary. That is why some files arrive on time and some are delayed. The decision by IRCC to delay files is driven by the increase in volume of requests they are receiving.
Category: Frequently Asked Questions
Here is what happens in 30 days with a GCMS request
The legislated time-frame for processing a request under the Access to Information Act is 30 calendar days. However, in reality it takes IRCC far less time to process a request.
All about consent for minors
Due to concerns about illegal immigration, child abduction and abuse, and identity fraud – information about minors can only be released with the consent of both biological parents or with a valid custody agreement.
All about Chinook
Chinook is IRCC’s Excel based tool used to bulk process immigration applications. See official Chinook documents obtained directly from IRCC.
Is IRCC gamifying the GCMS process?
It appears that IRCC ATIP is taking advantage of a reporting loophole to gamify the GCMS process and mask processing delays.
IRCC’s Social Media Listening Process
Through social media monitoring IRCC has the ability to uncover microscopic information from ordinary individuals – even if that information is technically public.
Mystery of the missing history section in GCMS
Applicants are noticing that pages are missing in their GCMS notes. “Withheld under section 16(2)(c) of the Act” is the message from IRCC. Why?
All about the new GCMS report
IRCC and CBSA have been working together to implement a new GCMS format with the goal of reducing the number of pages generated all while still providing key information to applicants. Learn more about the new GCMS report.
All about CB01126
As per public forum there are people waiting for review under officer CB01126 for a long time but no action has been taken by this officer to clear files. Sound familiar?
GCMS Responsibility Centre (RC) Codes
Official list of Responsibility Centre (RC) codes used in GCMS