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Notice of release of Jurisprudential Guide – Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

On December 2, 2016 the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada identified RAD Decision TB4-05778 as a Jurisprudential Guide.

News for Counsel

Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Acting Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has designated refugee claims from Eritrea as eligible for expedited processing.
IAD Western Region Pilot Project - Email CommunicationThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is launching a twelve month pilot project in the Western Region on November 1, 2016, to enable the use of email as a means of sending and receiving appeal documents.
Recruitment Campaign for Governor in Council Appointed MembersThe IRB is currently seeking candidates for full-time and part-time GIC appointed member positions in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.
IAD Express Triage Pilot ProjectBeginning in November 2016, the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is running an express triage pilot project as an alternative model to the early informal resolution (EIR) process.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 30 November 201630 November 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and United Kingdom.
National Documentation Package Update - 31 October 201631 October 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bangladesh, China, France, Guinea, Iraq, Kuwait, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Tanzania and Togo.
Issue Papers on El Salvador - September 2016IRB, in conjunction with its partners, conducted an information-gathering mission to El Salvador. El Salvador: Information Gathering Mission Report - Part 1 El Salvador: Information Gathering Mission Report - Part 2

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

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