Introducing a New Refugee Determination System in Canada
On December 15, 2012, the system for determining refugee claims made in Canada underwent significant changes as a result of the coming into force of the Balanced Refugee Reform Act and the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act.
Revocation and Update of IRB Policy Instruments for the Coming into Force of the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act
As a result of the coming into force of the refugee reform provisions, the IRB has revoked and updated a series of its policy instruments.
IRB Itinerant Locations to be established in Edmonton and Winnipeg
After a careful examination of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s (IRB) workload across the prairies, the IRB has determined that new dedicated videoconferencing sites will be established in Edmonton and Winnipeg.
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada announces new rules governing refugee determination
The Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act (PCISA) and the Balanced Refugee Reform Act (BRRA) have introduced several significant changes to the refugee determination process in Canada.
Changes Made to the Remuneration Paid to Designated Representatives
Designated representatives are appointed to represent persons who are under the age of 18 or adults who are unable to appreciate the nature of their proceedings before the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Seeks Stakeholder Input into its New, Proposed Rules
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 Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act Receives Royal Assent
On June 28th, Bill C-31, the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act, received Royal Assent.
Notice - New Provisions Related to Information Sharing Regulations: Authorized Representatives
An amendment to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR) came into force on April 10, 2012, authorizing CIC, CBSA and the IRB to disclose information relating to the professional or ethical conduct of representatives.
Government Introduces Bill C-31
On February 16, 2012, The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, tabled Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act in the House of Commons.