CIC Transition Updates

Toolkit: CIC Contracting, Procurement & Financial Reporting

The Toolkit: CIC Contracting, Procurement & Financial Reporting is part of the work that AMSSA has undertaken to support Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) in British Columbia (BC) during the transition of settlement services from Provincial to Federal oversight.

This Toolkit is a collection of resources and is divided into three sections:

  • BC/CIC Procurement and Contracting Models
  • Information on the CIC Call for Proposals
  • Information on Negotiating and Managing CIC Contribution Agreements

Click here to download the Toolkit.

Should you have further questions regarding the CIC transition or CFP process, please direct your questions to CIC by emailing bccfp@cic.gc.ca.
CIC Communiques
September 2014

LIP-WCP Comparison Chart – This chart provides an overview and comparison of Local Immigration Parterships (LIP) model with the Welcoming Communities Program (WCP).

April 2014

CIC Financial Management – On April 23, 2014, AMSSA hosted an E-Symposium on CIC Financial Management. The e-symposium featured two presentations on the process of managing, monitoring and reporting of contribution agreements with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

JUNE UPDATE: CIC announces an Update to the Reallocation Clause. Click here to view the French version.

March 2014

iCARE Training Final Report – This final report includes the summary of iCARE training held at various locations across the province in February 2014. For iCARE questions, please send an email to NHQ-RE-ICARE@cic.gc.ca.

January 2014

CIC Basic Service Provider Information Form – This form provides CIC with basic information about your organization, including address, incorporation number and legal signing officers.

Splash and Ripple – This guide was prepared by the Canadian Heritage Multiculturalism Program to help organizations to use outcomes when designing and managing programs. Click here to view the French version.

CIC Recipient Guidelines – This document outlines the basics of negotiating your contribution agreement with CIC. It includes information on some of CIC’s expectations, as well as how to manage your contribution agreement once it has been negotiated. Click here to view the French version.

CIC Negotiating Contribution Agreements Presentation – This presentation was delivered by Sophia Lee, Director of Integration, Western Region, CIC, at the E-Symposium: Negotiating Contribution Agreements on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Click here to view the French version.

Please click here to watch the E-Symposium.

December 2013

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #7 – This transition update includes information on the BC CFP negotiation process, as well as an update on the staffing of the Settlement Services Transition Branch. Click here for the French version.

September 2013

Settlement Transition Update – This transition update includes information on the BC Call for Proposals process, as well as staffing information on CIC’s BC Settlement Office. Click here for the French version.

July 2013

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #6 – This transition update includes information and answers to frequently asked questions on the iCARE system. Click here for the French version.

June 2013

CIC BC Call for Proposals Frequently Asked Questions – A list of 42 Frequently Asked Questions and answers, published on June 12, 2013.

CIC BC Call for Proposals – BC’s CFP was launched June 1, 2013. Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm Pacific time on July 8, 2013. Please see supplementary CIC Funding Guidelines for additional information.

CIC News Release: Call for Proposals for Settlement Services in British Columbia – Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has issued a Call for Proposals for the delivery of settlement services in British Columbia. The new funding level for BC has also been announced at $100.6 million in 2013-14.

May 2013

CIC Partnership Fact Sheet – CIC issued this fact sheet on partnerships as follow up to the May 8th, 2013 CIC webinar on the CFP process. Click here to view the French version.

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #5 – This transition update includes information on the BC CFP launch, CIC settlement staffing announcements, as well as the evolving communication roles of CIC and JTST.

April 2013

Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) Presentation – This document provides an overview of Local Immigration Partnerships (LIPs) and the Community Connections Program. It was presented by CIC representatives at the WelcomeBC regional meetings, April 3, 5, 8 & 12, 2013. Click here to view the French version.

CIC’s Settlement Labour Market Initiatives – This presentation was delivered by John Biles, Special Advisor to the Director General, NHQ-Integration, CIC, at the Immigrant Settlement Employment & Labour Market Services Themed Event on Tuesday April 23, 2013. Click here to view the French version.

March 2013

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #4 – This update includes important CIC-BC alignment information on the SWIS, VIPP and Skills Connect programs. Click here to view the French version.

Message from Diane Mikaelsson – Announcement of BC’s CFP, which will be open for 5 weeks beginning in early June 2013, as well as funding information regarding VIPP and Skills Connect programs.

February 2013

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #3 – This update also includes a number of Frequently Asked Questions in English and French.

January 2013

Immigration Contribution Agreement Reporting Environment (iCARE) Presentation – This presentation was delivered on January 23, 2013 to help BC Settlement Provider Organizations (SPOs) understand CIC’s service-related reporting requirements for the National Settlement Program. Click here to view the French version.

November 2012

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #2 – Progress report and information on policy and program alignment.

August 2012

CIC-JTST Joint Settlement Transition Update #1 – Progress report and information on next steps.