Video—Preventing Corruption in Immigration and Border Services

Audit at a Glance—Preventing Corruption in Immigration and Border Services

Video Transcript

What we found was that both organizations, the Canada Border Services Agency and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada are aware of the importance of making sure that their staff work in environment where they can't be unduly influenced by people wanting to enter Canada.

But we found, particularly, the Canada Border Services Agency wasn't using the information that it had available to identify that there were cars, many cars, 300,000 cars, in fact, that came across the border into Canada for which they have no record of who was in those vehicles.

They weren't using information available to them to identify that their border officers were sharing log-in information. So that means that they don't have an appropriate record of who was processing which people coming into the country. So, they need to do a much better job on that.

And both organizations need to make sure that they are fully training all of their employees to make sure they are aware of the risks and the threats involved with corruption and make sure that they have all the training on values, ethics, those types of things.