Legal and Policy References

Act, Rules and Regulations

The Act, Rules and Regulations section points to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act which provides the IRB's jurisdiction to hear and decide cases on immigration and to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations.


The Policy section describes how policy is made at the Immigration and Refugee Board, including governance of policy development and definition of the seven policy instruments the Board uses to promote consistency, fairness and transparency.


The Procedures section outlines the core procedural steps that define the administrative tribunal process at the IRB. It also includes the description of other processes.

Legal References

The Legal References section contains papers that discuss key legal concepts and procedural matters in immigration and refugee proceedings before the Board.