News for Counsel

Revocation of Persuasive Decisions TA6-07453 and VA9-02166As of November 7, 2014, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has revoked two persuasive decisions.
Distribution of the RAD Appellant’s Kit A paper copy of the RAD Appellant’s Kit will now be provided directly to claimants whether or not they are represented by counsel.
Ottawa Hearings Office ClosureAs of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa.
Policy on Court-Ordered RedeterminationsThe Policy on Court-Ordered Redeterminations is re-issued with consequential amendments to bring it in line with the new terminology of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Board Rules.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - November 7, 20147 November 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Albania, Syria.
National Documentation Package Update - October 31, 201431 October 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, China, Dominican Republic, Guinea, Guyana, Japan, Kosovo, Myanmar, Oman, Romania, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Turks and Caicos Islands.
National Documentation Package Update - October 3, 20143 October 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Malta.

Highlights 

Refugee Claimant's Kit 
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2014-2015 Departmental Performance Report 

Priorities 

An Expanded Universal Child Care Benefit
Prevent Teen Drug Abuse
Can we talk about cyberbullying?