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Cic.gc.ca Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada

The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website is your best source of information about immigrating to Canada, settling in Canada, an...

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Online Status
Offline

Server IP address resolved: No
Http response code: None
Last Checked: 09/16/2019

Cic.gc.ca receives about sixty thousand unique visitors and three hundred thousand pageviews per day. The estimated value of cic.gc.ca is four million USD. Each unique visitor makes about 5.11 pageviews on average.

Over the time cic.gc.ca has been ranked as high as 1,120 in the world, while most of its traffic comes from Canada, where it reached as high as 155 position.

It’s good for cic.gc.ca that their server is also located in Canada, as that enables the majority of their visitors to benefit from a much faster page load time.

At the time of the last check (September 21, 2019) cic.gc.ca has an invalid SSL certificate.

According to Google Safe Browsing, Google Safe Search, Symantec and Web of Trust cic.gc.ca is quite a safe domain.

Mobile-Friendly test indicates that cic.gc.ca is well optimized for mobile and tablet devices.

Global Rank
2,209
Average Load Time
1.47sec
Links In Count
11,533
Website Value
$4.0 M
Overview
Last Updated: 09/21/2019
Overall result - "cic.gc.ca" is SAFE.
We gather website safety and reputation data and compare it with available third-party sources so we calculate own safety and trustworthiness rate based on information that we get.
Norton Connect Safe
Last Updated: 01/12/2019
NCS "cic.gc.ca" OK.

Norton ConnectSafe evaluates cic.gc.ca for any unsafe and insecure content. The results are critical for families with young children.

Google Safe Search
Last Updated: 01/31/2019
GSS "cic.gc.ca" OK.

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Google Safe Browsing
Last Updated: 01/09/2019
Malware not found at "cic.gc.ca".
"cic.gc.ca" is not a phishing page.
"cic.gc.ca" does not install unwanted software.
"cic.gc.ca" does not contain harmfull applications.
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Site Advisor
Last Updated: 01/09/2019
SA "cic.gc.ca" OK.

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Web of Trust
Last Updated: 01/09/2019
WOT "cic.gc.ca" VERY GOOD.

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SSL Information
WARNING! Certificate download error. Previous scan results are shown below.
Domain Unknown
Issuer Unknown
Algorithm Unknown
Valid form Unknown
Expiration Unknown
Signed No information
Additional Domains
Server Location
Ottawa
Ontario
Canada
ASN Information

ASN ID: 2665
ASN Title: CDAGOVN - Shared Services Canada, CA

Last Update: 05/29/2019

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ASNumber: 2651 - 2682
ASName: CDAGOVN
ASHandle: AS2651
RegDate: 1993-05-24
Updated: 2016-05-02
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/autnum/2651

OrgName: Shared Services Canada
OrgId: SSC-299
Address: 434 Queen Street
Address: PO Box 9808 STN T CSC
City: Ottawa
StateProv: ON
PostalCode: K1G 4A8
Country: CA
RegDate: 2013-11-19
Updated: 2017-01-28
Ref: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/SSC-299

OrgNOCHandle: GEEMI-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Gee, Michel
OrgNOCPhone: +1-819-956-2769
OrgNOCEmail: michel.gee@canada.ca
OrgNOCRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/GEEMI-ARIN

OrgTechHandle: HOSTM227-ARIN
OrgTechName: Hostmaster
OrgTechPhone: +1-819-956-2769
OrgTechEmail: michelle.saunders@canada.ca
OrgTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/HOSTM227-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: HOSTM227-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Hostmaster
OrgAbusePhone: +1-819-956-2769
OrgAbuseEmail: michelle.saunders@canada.ca
OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/HOSTM227-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: GEEMI-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Gee, Michel
OrgAbusePhone: +1-819-956-2769
OrgAbuseEmail: michel.gee@canada.ca
OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/GEEMI-ARIN

OrgAbuseHandle: SAUND92-ARIN
OrgAbuseName: Saunders, Michelle
OrgAbusePhone: +1-613-301-0722
OrgAbuseEmail: michelle.saunders@canada.ca
OrgAbuseRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/SAUND92-ARIN

OrgNOCHandle: SAUND92-ARIN
OrgNOCName: Saunders, Michelle
OrgNOCPhone: +1-613-301-0722
OrgNOCEmail: michelle.saunders@canada.ca
OrgNOCRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/SAUND92-ARIN

RTechHandle: TR43-ARIN
RTechName: Ross, Todd W.
RTechPhone: +1-819-956-1180
RTechEmail: hostmaster@gc.ca
RTechRef: https://rdap.arin.net/registry/entity/TR43-ARIN

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HTML Metatags
Title
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada | Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada
The title is too long, search engines may need to shorten it in the search results and your keywords may not appear on the search results page. You should try to keep the length of the title somewhere between at least 10 characters and 70 characters.
Description
The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website is your best source of information about immigrating to Canada, settling in Canada, and Canadian citizenship
The description has optimal length. Keep in mind that the "optimal" length will vary depending on the situation, and your primary goal should be to provide value and drive clicks.
Encoding
UTF-8
You should always specify the encoding used for an HTML page. If you don't, you risk that characters in your content are incorrectly interpreted. This is not just an issue of human readability, increasingly machines need to understand your data too.
Language
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H2
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Code To Text Ratio
Code To Text Ratio
4.54 %
A good code to text ratio is anywhere from 25 to 70 percent. This percentage refers to the visible text ratio, as opposed to HTML elements, image tags and other non-visible information. This has become especially apparent since search engines, such as Google, released the Panda update which placed importance on content-driven sites.
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Default Favicon
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Backup icon for most desktop browsers (if no icon of the right size is found). Tag format <link rel="shortcut icon" href="path-to-16x16-icon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
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Robots.txt Information

Robots.txt is a text file that website owners can create to tell search engine bots how to crawl and index pages on their site.

Robots File
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You can have multiple lines of instructions to allow or disallow specific URLs and add multiple sitemaps. If you do not disallow a URL, then search engine bots assume that they are allowed to crawl it.
Disallow
321 record(s)
Other User-Agent
2 record(s)
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Sitemap

A sitemap is an XML file where is provided information about each URL: when it was last updated, how often it changes, and how important it is in relation to other URLs in the site. Search engines crawling bots read this file to more efficiently and intelligently crawl your site and to find URLs that may be isolated from rest of the site's content.

Default Sitemap
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WHOIS

Domain name: cic.gc.ca
Domain status: unavailable
Error code: 10122
Error message: The domain name provided has 3 segments. A segment is the group of characters between the dots in a domain name. Domain names with 3 segments can not be registered.

% WHOIS look-up made at 2018-11-08 13:04:16 (GMT)
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% (c) 2018 Canadian Internet Registration Authority, (http://www.cira.ca/)

DNS Records
HostA RecordTTL
cic.gc.ca167.44.7.21900
cic.gc.ca167.40.79.16900
HostMX RecordPriorityTTL
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cic.gc.camail3.cic.gc.ca10900
HostNS RecordTTL
cic.gc.cadns.cic.gc.ca86400
cic.gc.cadns2.cic.gc.ca86400
cic.gc.cagocns-kedc.gc.ca86400
HostTXT RecordTTL
cic.gc.cav=spf1 mx ip4:205.194.127.64/27 ip4:205.194.127.96/27 -all900

dns.cic.gc.ca
TTL: 900
Email address: hostmaster.cic.gc.ca
Serial: 2019062701
Refresh: 10800
Retry: 3600
Expire: 604800
Minimum: 86400

Errors
Line: 9 Column: 1 - 265
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Warnings
Line: 65 Column: 1 - 18
"...> </div> <main role="main"> <div..."

Last tested: 06/12/2016

Desktop
Desktop Speed
82%
Setting an expiry date or a maximum age in the HTTP headers for static resources instructs the browser to load previously downloaded resources from local disk rather than over the network.
Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:

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http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/polyfills/datalist.min.css (expiration not specified)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/polyfills/datepicker.min.css (expiration not specified)
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http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/polyfills/slider.min.css (expiration not specified)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/theme.min.css (expiration not specified)
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http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/js/wet-boew.min.js (expiration not specified)
http://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id=GTM-TLGQ9K (16.2 minutes)
http://www.google-analytics.com/plugins/ua/linkid.js (60 minutes)
http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)

Your page has 1 blocking script resources and 3 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.Remove render-blocking JavaScript:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/js/urchin.js

Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/wet-boew.min.css
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/theme.min.css
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/messages.min.css

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Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 11.2KiB (74% reduction).

Compressing http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/assets/sig-spl.svg could save 8.3KiB (79% reduction).
Compressing http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/assets/wmms-spl.svg could save 2.9KiB (62% reduction).

Compacting JavaScript code can save many bytes of data and speed up downloading, parsing, and execution time.
Minify JavaScript for the following resources to reduce their size by 991B (16% reduction).

Minifying http://www.cic.gc.ca/js/urchin.js could save 991B (16% reduction) after compression.

Desktop Resource Breakdown
Total Resources27
Number of Hosts5
Static Resources22
JavaScript Resources12
CSS Resources7

Last tested: 02/06/2018

Mobile
Mobile Usability
100%
Mobile Speed
84%
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Leverage browser caching for the following cacheable resources:

http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/assets/sig-spl.svg (expiration not specified)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/assets/wmms-spl.svg (expiration not specified)
http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/messages.min.css (expiration not specified)
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http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/wet-boew.min.css (expiration not specified)
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http://www.googletagmanager.com/gtm.js?id=GTM-TLGQ9K (15 minutes)
http://www.google-analytics.com/plugins/ua/linkid.js (60 minutes)
http://www.google-analytics.com/analytics.js (2 hours)

Your page has 1 blocking CSS resources. This causes a delay in rendering your page.
None of the above-the-fold content on your page could be rendered without waiting for the following resources to load. Try to defer or asynchronously load blocking resources, or inline the critical portions of those resources directly in the HTML.Optimize CSS Delivery of the following:

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Compressing resources with gzip or deflate can reduce the number of bytes sent over the network.
Enable compression for the following resources to reduce their transfer size by 11.2KiB (74% reduction).

Compressing http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/assets/sig-spl.svg could save 8.3KiB (79% reduction).
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Minify CSS for the following resources to reduce their size by 359B (33% reduction).

Minifying http://www.cic.gc.ca/wet-v4/dist/css/wet-boew.min.css could save 223B (92% reduction).
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Mobile Resource Breakdown
Total Resources18
Number of Hosts6
Static Resources12
JavaScript Resources6
CSS Resources3
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