One of the programs that the Division is responsible for is the Provincial Nominee Program. This program selects economic immigrants based on BC's economic needs and priorities, and nominates them for expedited permanent resident status.
At the time the Division asked for our help, they knew of four other provinces whose Provincial Nominee Programs had already been audited, and all had been found to have deficiencies that were clearly outlined in embarrassing public reports. To avoid a similar outcome, the Division engaged us to help them prepare.
We delivered a Performance Audit Ready workshop to 30 Division personnel in Vancouver. We worked with the Management Team on the first day and a broader, cross section of staff on the second day. Over these two days, we helped them better understand what a performance audit is and is not, the process auditors follow and how to become ready for an audit.
As a team, they used our assessment tool to self-assess how prepared their Division was for a performance audit. Based on their assessment, they determined their priorities for improvement and created a plan to close the gaps.