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Report on key compliance attributes of the internal audit function: June 30, 2019

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) internal audit is an independent, objective assurance and consulting function designed to add value and improve the Agency's operations. It helps the CFIA accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

The CFIA publishes key compliance attributes for the internal audit function as prescribed by the Comptroller General of Canada. These attributes demonstrate that the fundamental elements necessary for oversight are in place, and that the internal audit function is operating as intended.

Internal audit work is performed according to the approved risk-based audit plan and management is acting on audit recommendations

Internal audit title Audit status Report approved date Report published date Planned management action plan completion date Implementation status
Audit of Project Management Deferred to 2021 to 2022
Audit of Animal Pathogen Import Permit Process Approved May 7, 2019 July 2019 March 2020
Audit of Data Integrity Planned

Internal auditors are trained to effectively perform the work (some staff hold more than one designation)

Internal audit work is performed in conformance with the international standards for the profession

Internal audit work is perceived by stakeholders as adding value

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