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Security Measures at Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Offices
Additional security measures will be implemented at the Board's offices.

Revised Remuneration Schedule for Designated Representatives
The Revised Remuneration Schedule for Designated Representatives will come into effect on April 1, 2015.

Paul Aterman appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division
On February 5, 2015, Paul Aterman was appointed Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division. This appointment takes effect on March 9, 2015.

News for Counsel

Revised Remuneration Schedule for Designated RepresentativesThe Revised Remuneration Schedule for Designated Representatives will come into effect on April 1, 2015.
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.
Launch of IRB Twitter ChannelsThe Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has launched it new English and French Twitter channels.
The Refugee Protection Division Releases its first Practice NoticeThis Notice serves as a reminder to parties and counsel appearing before the RPD that the RPD expects them to be familiar with the RPD Rules and to adhere to them.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - February 27, 201527 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Benin, Bolivia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Viet Nam.
National Documentation Package Update - February 17, 201517 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Turkey.
National Documentation Package Update - February 12, 201512 February 2015 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Ukraine.

Highlights

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

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