The Computer Assisted Immigration Processing System (CAIPS) is a computerized system that was previously used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for managing and processing immigration applications. It was an internal system utilized by IRCC officers to store and access information related to immigration cases.
CAIPS was designed to streamline the processing of immigration applications and facilitate efficient decision-making. It allowed IRCC officers to track the progress of applications, review supporting documents, record notes, and make decisions based on established immigration policies and guidelines.
However, it’s important to note that as of my knowledge cutoff in September 2021, the CAIPS system has been phased out and replaced by the Global Case Management System (GCMS). GCMS is the current computerized platform used by IRCC for managing immigration applications and case processing. It serves similar functions as CAIPS but with enhanced features and capabilities to support the evolving needs of immigration processing.