Refugee Appeals - Counsel

The Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) decides appeals of decisions made by the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) to allow or reject claims for refugee protection.

Important Documents and Forms


Release of Three Jurisprudential GuidesPlease be advised that on July 18, 2017, the Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada identified three decisions of the Refugee Appeal Division as Jurisprudential Guides.
RAD Form ProjectThe Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the IRB has begun using outgoing correspondence templates (forms) with a new look and feel for all RAD correspondence.
Refugee Appeal Division Issues Practice Notice: Use of Electronic SignaturesThe Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has issued a practice notice that designates the use of an electronic signature to satisfy the requirement for RAD members to sign their reasons for decision.
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.