Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration (CIMM)

The committee met once this week to hear Minister Jason Kenney discuss the main estimates for the fiscal year 2012 – 2013.

On Tuesday (March 27th), the Committee heard testimony from Minister Kenney that the main priority for his department during the last fiscal year was to eliminate the backlog of applications in the immigration system and the priority for the following year will be to introduce the biometrics program for all temporary resident visa applicants to ensure the continued integrity of our immigration system.

In the following weeks, the Committee will continue their study of enhancing security within Canada’s immigration system.