Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Seeks Stakeholder Input into its New, Proposed Rules
The Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act and the Balanced Refugee Reform Act have introduced several significant changes to the refugee determination process in Canada. To implement these changes and to meet the expectations and time limits set out in the legislation and accompanying regulations, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has drafted new, proposed rules for both the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) and the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD).
The IRB has benefited greatly from stakeholder views and perspectives over the years, and believes that stakeholder input is particularly critical in the development of fair and effective rules of practice. You are therefore encouraged to review and comment on the proposed rules and accompanying regulatory impact analysis statement, which have been published on the website of the Canada Gazette.
Interested individuals may submit their comments in writing to the IRB no later than September 10, 2012 by mail, fax or e-mail. All comments must cite the Canada Gazette, Part I, and the date of publication of this notice (August 10, 2012), and be addressed to: Ms. Sylvia Cox-Duquette, Senior General Counsel, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 344 Slater Street, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K1 (fax: 613-995-2355; email).
Frequently Asked Questions about the proposed rules.
To learn more about the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, visit the Citizenship and Immigration website.