Key to IRCC Canada Immigration Acronyms


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Jan 7, 2020
Quick list of various IRCC status updates jargons frequently used by applicants on this forum:

Starting with basics (A-Z):

ADR: Additional Document Request
AINP: Alberta Immigrant Nominee Program (AINP)
CHC: Canadian High Commision
CIC full form: Central Information Commission (CIC)
CIO: Centralized Intake Office (CIO)
CRS full form: Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS)
CSQ: Certificate du Selection du Quebec (Quebec Certificate of Selection)
DMP: Designated Medical Practitioner. 
e-CAS: e-Client Application Status
FOSS: Field Operations Support System (FOSS)
FSW: Federal Skilled Workers
GCKey (French: CléGC) GCKey enables you to access Government of Canada's online services
GCMS: Global Case Management System (GCMS)
GIC: Guaranteed Investment Certificate
H&C grounds: Humanitarian and Compassionate grounds.
IRCC full form: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada
IRPA: Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
IRPR: Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
IRPR: Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
LMIA: A Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) 
LPN: Licensed Practical Nurse
NDVO: New Delhi Visa Office
NOC: National Occupational Classification
NTNP: Northwest Territories Nominee Program
OID: Occupation In-Demand
OINP: Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)
PA: Principal Applicant
PCC: Police Clearance Certificate
PER: Pre Eligibility Review
PNP: Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
POF: Proof Of Funds.
QSW: Quebec Skilled Worker
RCMP: Royal Canadian Mounted Police
RN: Registered Nurse
RNIP: Rural and Northern Immigration Pilot (RNIP)
RRPF: Right of Permanent Residence Fee
SGVO: Singapore Visa Office
SIN: Social Insurance Number (SIN)
SINP: Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP)
UCI: Unique Client Identifier
VO: Visa Office
YNP: Yukon Nominee Program

Express entry (Sorted by logical steps):

e-APR: Electronic Application for Permanent Residence
PER: Pre Eligibility Review
IA: Intial Assessment
AOR: Acknowledgment of Receipt
NA1: Background check: Not Applicable
MR: Medical Request
MEP: Medicals passed
IP1: Background check: In Progress
NA2: Background check: Not Applicable
IP2: Background check: In Progress (IP2
NA3: Background Check: Not Applicable
DM: Decision Made
PPR: Passport Request
CoPR: Confirmation of Permanent Residence

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