Access to Information (GCMS, CAIPS)

Global case management system (GCMS) is the latest integrated electronic data processing system designed to process applications both inside Canada and abroad for IRCC. GCMS has also reduced the old system of CAIPS and FOSS that were in effect prior to 2010.

The GCMS notes are issued under the access to information and privacy act (ATIP).

ATIP is a federal law under which the Canadian citizen or PR holder can get an assess or may ask for any information from the Canadian government. Whereas if one is not a Canadian citizen they may get the information through the notes GCMS. GET GCMS works with perfect coordination with the Personal information protection and electronic documents act (PIPEDA), keeping everyone’s personal information safe with it.

This system includes a detailed record of each applicant’s file, involving correspondence from the IRCC, documents received from the applicant, detailed notes from the officers reviewing the file among others. The GCMS notes are the only accurate way of providing an applicant with an in-depth view of his file on the IRCC system, thus enabling the applicant to be well informed of the status, or take pro-active steps as needed. the information it contains is from the forms submitted by all old and new applicants and sponsors. 

The type of information tracked by the GCMS includes:-

  • First name
  • Family name
  • Date of birth
  • Country of birth
  • Address information
  • Education
  • Travel history 
  • Medical history
  • Criminality

Thereby, we are here to help you out by placing a request for GCMS notes on your behalf. we must be assured by signing the consent form by the applicant as it may take 4-6 weeks in attaining the note after that we will request for the ATIP  and the same will be transferred to the applicant via email. Make sure one’s used consent form for request can’t be used again.

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