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Emigrating to Canada: Common immigration terms A-D

If you’re going to immigrate to Canada, you’ll have to wade through a sea of alphabet soup to get there! We’ve drawn together a set of the more common terms you might come across if you’re planning to emigrate to Canada.

  • AIP = Approval in Principle (for PR within Canada)
  • AOE = Arranged Offer of Employment (approved by HRSDC)
  • AOR = Acknowledgement of Receipt (for applications outside Canada)
  • BUNAC = UK providers of open work permit reciprocity program
  • CAIPS = Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System (for applications processed abroad, you can order more information about your case)
  • CBSA = Canadian Border Services Agency
  • CIC = Customs and Immigration Canada
  • CIC Call Centre = 1888 242 2100 Helpline (within Canada)
  • COPR = Confirmation of Permanent Residence
  • CRC = Criminal Record Check
  • CSQ = Certificate of Selection Quebec
  • DMP = Designated Medical Practitioner

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