The number of temporary residence applications processed by IRCC has increased to over 2 million. Due to the new volumes of cases the refusal rate for applications has increased radically.
GCMS Notes: Are they useful?
IRCC has revealed that they use a notes generator: Chinook to help an officer refuse temporary resident applications. After an Officer chooses to refuse a file, they are provided access to this tool to help choose the reasons. Officers are not required to disclose all the reasons of a refusal, but only to choose the more general applicable to the case.