CSIS programs are aimed at investigating and reporting on threats to the security of Canada. Learn more about these threats and CSIS's role in mitigating the risks.
Security Screening: Assisting the Government of Canada in preventing individuals who pose a threat to the security of Canada from either entering or obtaining status in this country; and in preventing individuals who pose such threats from obtaining access to sensitive government sites, assets or information. Security Screening serves as a first line of defence against both extremism and terrorism, as well as against espionage and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. In certain cases, Security Screening also provides security assessments to provincial governments, foreign governments and internationals organizations. Learn more about Security Screening.
Terrorism: Investigating the threat or the use of violence against persons or property for the purpose of achieving political, religious or ideological objectives. Learn more about Terrorism.
Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Investigating a growing number of foreign states and terrorist organizations that seek to develop and produce weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological weapons. Learn more about Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Espionage and Foreign Interference: Investigating clandestine activities by foreign governments that put Canada's national security at risk; that monitor, manipulate, threaten, or exploit expatriates now residing in this country; that may be detrimental to Canada's scientific and technological developments; that may harm our country's critical economic and information infrastructures or that may affect our military, commercial interests, and classified government information. Learn more about Espionage and Foreign Interference.
Information Security Threats: Investigating threats against critical information systems and infrastructure posed by foreign countries, terrorists, and hackers. Learn more about Information Security Threats.