Immigration Appeals - Counsel

The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) hears appeals on immigration-related matters, including sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.


Adoption of Electronic Signatures by the IADThe Immigration Appeal Division is changing the way its members sign their reasons for decision.
Reduced Capacity at the Immigration Appeal Division, Western RegionAt this time, the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has reduced capacity to conduct oral hearings from its Vancouver and Calgary offices.
IAD Pilot Project: Remote Testimony by VideoconferenceIn March 2017, the IAD will be launching a six-month Remote Testimony by Videoconference Pilot Project in its Central (Toronto) regional office.
IAD Western Region Pilot Project - Email CommunicationThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) launched a twelve month pilot project in the Western Region on November 1, 2016, to enable the use of email as a means of sending and receiving appeal documents.
Recruitment Campaign for Governor in Council Appointed MembersThe IRB is currently seeking candidates for full-time and part-time GIC appointed member positions in Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver.


In order to make the immigration appeal process simpler, faster and more efficient, the IAD is testing new ways of managing immigration appeals. It has launched a number of pilot projects in the regions. If, in the assessment of the pilots, it is determined that one or more of these initiatives would help the IAD achieve its goals of processing appeals more efficiently, they will be adopted as part of the regular IAD process. The Initiatives section provides information on each initiative.

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