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New Government of Canada Security Screening Procedures for ContractorsAs part of new security screening measures being introduced by the Government of Canada, as of August 15, 2016, fingerprints and credit checks will be required for all individuals when they are engaged as contractors, or upon renewal of their security clearance.

News for Counsel

Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Acting Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has designated refugee claims from Eritrea as eligible for expedited processing.
IAD Western Region Pilot Project - Email CommunicationThe Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is launching 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.
IAD Express Triage Pilot ProjectBeginning in November 2016, the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is running an express triage pilot project as an alternative model to the early informal resolution (EIR) process.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 30 November 201630 November 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Japan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nigeria, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, and United Kingdom.
National Documentation Package Update - 31 October 201631 October 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Bangladesh, China, France, Guinea, Iraq, Kuwait, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Poland, Romania, Tanzania and Togo.
Issue Papers on El Salvador - September 2016IRB, in conjunction with its partners, conducted an information-gathering mission to El Salvador. El Salvador: Information Gathering Mission Report - Part 1 El Salvador: Information Gathering Mission Report - Part 2

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2015–16 Departmental Performance Report

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