Release of Two Practice Notices Relating to the Disclosure of Evidence to the Refugee Protection Division

The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has an obligation to proceed quickly and informally, but must also provide parties with a reasonable opportunity to present evidence. Despite previous efforts to decrease the amount of late and/or unnecessarily voluminous disclosure, challenges in…

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Identification of Jurisprudential Guide – Nigeria

Please be advised that the Acting Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) identified a decision of the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) as a Jurisprudential Guide (JG). This JG addresses internal flight alternatives in major cities in south…

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Welcome to our new website!

We have recently updated our website design, so you may notice some differences while navigating our site. This new design has two new major enhancements: The new design is built on a mobile-friendly platform, which will allow users to access…

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IRB no longer mailing Refugee Appellant’s Kit

​Previously, the IRB included the full 94-page printed version of the Refugee Appellant’s Kit with a negative refugee protection decision. As of March 26, however, it will provide an abbreviated paper version by mail, with the full document and forms…

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The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada changes how refugee hearings are scheduled

February 20, 2018 – Ottawa, ON – The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is changing its scheduling practice for refugee hearings and will now be hearing claims primarily in the order in which they were received. The Board will…

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Refugee Protection Division Member Recruitment

Refugee Protection Division Member Recruitment Page Content The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has an immediate need to staff multiple member (decision-maker) positions (current and anticipated vacancies). There is an immediate need to hire more bilingual members in our Montreal office….

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Immigration Appeal Division: New scheduling practices in all regions

Immigration Appeal Division: New scheduling practices in all regions Page Content Beginning in January 2018, the IAD will modify its scheduling practices. Instead of calling or faxing counsel directly, as had previously been the case, the IAD will email counsel…

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Publication of Information Gathering Mission Report: Honduras

Publication of Information Gathering Mission Report: Honduras Page Content The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is involved in an ongoing capacity‑building initiative carried out jointly by the United States, Mexico, Canada and the United Nations High Commissioner for…

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UPDATE – Temporary Procedures regarding the Submission of the Basis of Claim Form in Quebec Extended Until Further Notice

March 29, 2018 The Basis of Claim (BOC) form is required if you are making a refugee claim in Canada. If you are making a refugee claim in Quebec, you must submit only the basic information outlined below for the BOC…

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Procedures for Making a Complaint about a Member

The Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has issued Procedures for Making a Complaint about a Member. These procedures replace the Protocol Addressing Member Conduct Issues. The Procedures outline the process of making a complaint about…

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