News - 2015

Reporting a Potential Security Risk for an IRB ProceedingThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has developed a new form to allow external parties to report potential security risks in relation to upcoming IRB proceedings.
Policy on Disclosing Information Regarding the Conduct of Authorized Representatives to Regulatory BodiesThis policy sets out a predictable and transparent approach for IRB personnel to follow when disclosing information about the conduct of authorized representatives to their regulatory bodies.
New Policy on the Expedited Processing of Refugee Claims by the Refugee Protection Division This new policy establishes a process whereby claims made by claimants who are nationals of certain countries may be determined to be a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection without a hearing.
Refugee Protection Division Member Recruitment CampaignThe Refugee Protection Division has recently launched a nationally advertised application process to fill independent Public Servant decision-maker positions at our Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver offices.
Federal Court Decision impacting the right to appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division On 23 July 2015, the Federal Court rendered a decision impacting the right to appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada for rejected refugee claimants from designated countries of origin.
Changes to Refugee Protection Claimants’ Rights of AppealOn July 23, 2015, the Federal Court rendered a decision regarding refugee protection claimants’ rights of appeal.
The Immigration Appeal Division Issues Notice Introducing Administrative Changes to Appeal ProcessThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) has issued a notice introducing three administrative changes to the IAD appeal process.
Notice - Immigration and Refugee Board's Response to Situation in Nepal - Affected Cases at the Immigration Appeal DivisionIn response to the situation arising from the devastating earthquake in Nepal, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Immigration Appeal Division will consider prioritizing the processing of certain appeals.
Policy and Procedures on Security Screening MeasuresThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has issued a policy and associated procedures on security screening measures.
Security Measures at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada OfficesAdditional security measures will be implemented at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada offices.
Notice of prohibition – Artem DjukicArtem Djukic is prohibited from representing or advising any person in connection with any proceeding before the IRB while his paralegal licence is under suspension.
Paul Aterman appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal DivisionOn February 5, 2015, Paul Aterman was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division. This appointment takes effect on March 9, 2015.
Launch of IRB Twitter ChannelsThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has launched it new English and French Twitter channels.