Immigration Appeals - Counsel

The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) hears appeals on immigration-related matters, including sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.


IAD Pilot Project: Remote Testimony by VideoconferenceIn March 2017, the IAD will be launching a six-month Remote Testimony by Videoconference Pilot Project in its Central (Toronto) regional office.
IAD Western Region Pilot Project - Email CommunicationThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) launched 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.
IAD Information Session for Counsel - Update on Legal & Procedural PracticesThe Immigration Appeal Division is hosting an information session for counsel on March 3, 2016 in Toronto.


In order to make the immigration appeal process simpler, faster and more efficient, the IAD is testing new ways of managing immigration appeals. It has launched a number of pilot projects in the regions. If, in the assessment of the pilots, it is determined that one or more of these initiatives would help the IAD achieve its goals of processing appeals more efficiently, they will be adopted as part of the regular IAD process. The Initiatives section provides information on each initiative.

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