CIC Abbreviations and terminology

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CEC - Canadian Experience Class

AOR - Acknowledgment of Receipt

RPRF - Right of permanent residence fee

PPR - Passport request

COPR - Confirmation of permanent residence

aAPR - Electronic App for Perm. Residency

PCC - Police clearance certificate

IELTS - International English language testing service

CELPIP - Canadian English language proficiency index program

NOC - National occupational classification

eCAS - Electronic client application status

GCMS - Global case management system

VO - Visa officer

CIO - Centralized Intake Office

CPPO - Case Processing Pilot Ottawa

BOWP - Bridged open work permit

PGWP - Post graduation work permit

WP - Work permit

eAPR - Electronic Application for Permanent Residency

Eligibility - CIC evaluation of your compliance with all requirements (pass or fail)

Medical - Applicants medical exam when requested by CIC

Criminality - PCC sent with application, including CIC independent checks and RCMP (when requested)

Security - Checks completed by CSIS