Canada Visa – How Visa Results by Status on Social Media as per CIC
- July 2, 2021
- Posted by: admin.flyyeer
- Category: Canada
FAQ – Canada Visa:
Is it mandatory to change the status on social media as per CIC?
- Changing your status to married would solidify or provide additional proof of genuiness of your marriage. Especially if friends congratulate you, and you take screenshots and submit those as supporting documents.
- Of course they look at social media . Anything is up for grabs online . You could apply and say you were married etc etc and online , FB, Instagram all state you’re single, pictures of girlfriends/boyfriends, you DONT think that would raise a flag .
You could post pictures on Instagram showing a person overseas for huge stretches of time , but on your application you put you’re in Canada
People gotta remember you’re not applying for library membership with the CIC
- CIC looks at social media when they are collecting information. American immigration does the same (the social media checks are even more intense since you have to give up all of your passwords – they even check messages). When you have a large amount of marriages of convenience and you have concerns about certain situations, why wouldn’t you use all the tools at your disposal? Even employers have access to social media.
What is background check means done by IRCC / CIC?
- Background check is done by processing application where your education and experience credentials are from – this task verifies your claims and authenticity of documents.
- Security check is done by Canadian intelligence and security agencies, with or without cooperation of proper authorities in countries you lived/stayed in, and it is done completely independently from IRCC – IRCC only gets result, which will be positive or negative, without any explanation (as it is classified). This task looks deep into your life(LinkedIn Facebook), activities and associations to find out if you are/were involved or are/were associated in any way with anyone who is/was involved in espionage, terrorism, organized crime, radical movements, crimes against humanity, war crimes, etc..
Criminal check looks into your police certificates and verifies with relevant countries to see if you have a criminal record that may make you inadmissible to Canada.
- “Background check” is another one of those terms sometimes used in a specific sense, which as others have described typically is in reference to the the RCMP criminal history check and the CSIS security check, BUT is also used in a more generic sense in respect to the verification and assessment process which is done by IRCC processing agents. The former is often used in the context of WAITING for background check (or background clearances), which is a specific reference to waiting for the RCMP or CSIS clearance or updated clearance.
If there are inquiries or research into open sources, like online media including LinkedIn (mentioned by name because it is an open source which more often pops up in officially published decisions for actual cases), those are ordinarily done by an IRCC processing agent in the local office which is processing the application. This would be part of the “background checks” done in general, IRCC’s assessment and verification of the information provided by the applicant. This can range very widely and can include making telephone calls to employers, doing research to verify addresses, telephoning the applicant, including typical Internet searching for information about the applicant.
In addition to the form RCMP and CSIS clearances, there is also the GCMS check. Last we knew this is to be done each time any action is taken on the application. At the least it checks the applicant’s GCMS records, verifying identity, client number, PR status, and related information. It can also include cross-checks for residential addresses and employers. Thus, for example, if the applicant reports work history including employment for JakeRivet Company March 2014 to June 2017, IRCC can do a GCMS check to see if there are alerts or information about JakeRivet Company; thus, if JakeRivet Company has been identified in association with a previous case involving fraud, that could trigger further inquiries or even an investigation regarding the applicant’s employment with that company.
GCMS also screens FOSS entries, which can include border crossing notes or criminal name-record hits.
The scope of the background check in the broader, more generic sense, can range from minimal to extensive, depending on whether a processing agent sees something raising a concern or question.