Headlines

Ottawa Hearings Office Closure
As of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa. All hearings of Ottawa-based claims have been transferred to Montreal.

News for Counsel

Ottawa Hearings Office ClosureAs of April 1, 2014, the IRB is no longer operating hearing rooms in Ottawa.
The Refugee Appeal Division Releases its first Practice Notice The Refugee Appeal Division's first practice notice is now available online. The notice provides guidance to appellants on how to identify the errors that are the grounds of their appeal.
Ottawa Hearings Office Closure Extended to March 31, 2014The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has been notified that the Ottawa hearing rooms will remain available until April 2014.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - March 31, 201431 March 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Burundi, Iran, Israel, Czech Republic, Peru, United States.
National Documentation Package Update - March 14, 201414 March 2014 - The National Documentation Packages have been updated. The sole change in the following packages is the update of item 2.1, the US Department of State Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola...
National Documentation Package Update - March 7, 20147 March 2014 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Syria.

Highlights 

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
Report on Plans and Priorities 2014-2015

Priorities 

Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement: Creating Jobs and Opportunities for Canadians
Canada. Summer. Awesome. Image of a young woman paddling a canoe in a scenic national park
Love it? Lock it. A person locking their mobile phone
May 9, 2014, National Day of Honour, Afghanistan