News - 2013

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.
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada's Response to Situation in the Philippines - Affected Cases at the Immigration Appeal DivisionWhere an appeal has been filed at the IAD involving a Filipino foreign national or permanent resident of Canada who is from the affected region, the IAD will consider whether priority processing of the appeal is appropriate.
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada Launches Improved WebsiteOn July 31, 2013 the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) launched an improved website. Consequently, you will need to reset your browser favorites accordingly as well as update links to the IRB website which may reside on your website.
Changes to ReflexAs of July 1, 2013, Reflex will no longer be published through the IRB’s website.
Chairperson's PassingIt is with great sadness that the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada announces that its Chairperson, Brian Goodman, passed away suddenly on June 18, 2013.
Handling of Applications by the Minister to Participate in Section 36(1)(a) Cases by Written Submissions OnlyThe ID has prepared a notice it will send to the parties when it receives an application by the Minister to be allowed to participate in a case by way of written submission only.
Closure of Ottawa Hearings OfficeThe closure of the Ottawa hearings office and the discontinuation of proceedings in Ottawa, originally scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2013, has been delayed until December 31, 2013.