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Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Refugee Protection Division has designated refugee claims from Afghanistan, Burundi, Egypt, and Yemen as eligible for expedited processing.
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.
The IRB Moves Forward on Case-Related Information Management and TrackingThe IRB is in the process of implementing a vision and strategy called the NOVA Continuous Improvement Program (NCIP) to ensure a secure, reliable, and efficient case-management tool for all four tribunals.
Refugee Protection Division Member Recruitment CampaignThe RPD has a need to staff multiple RPD member positions (current and anticipated vacancies) at our Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver offices.


Notice – Results of IAD Three-Member Panel (MB5-05031)The Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada ordered that Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) file no. MB5-05031 be heard by a three-member panel.
National Documentation Package Update - 28 April 201728 April 2017 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Burkina Faso, Botswana, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chile, Colombia, Dominica, Guatemala, Philippines, Portugal...
Amendments to the National Documentation Packages - 31 March 201731 March 2017 - The Country Reports on Human Rights Practices (2.1) in the National Documentation Packages (NDP) for the following countries have been updated:​ Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria...


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Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit
2017–18 Departmental Plan

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