Policies explain how the IRB deals with certain issues or procedures in decision-making. They set out clear responsibilities for action by decision-makers and staff who support the decision-making process.
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Applicable to the entire Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
This policy statement affirms the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s continued commitment to GBA Plus.
Applicable to all refugee and immigration matters
This policy applies to the exercise of the Chairperson’s authority to issue written guidelines and to identify decisions as jurisprudential guides for members of the Immigration and Refugee Board.
This policy serves to provide guidance to authorized individuals on the acceptable use of social media at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
March 2015 | Updated May 2016
This policy sets out a predictable and transparent approach for
IRB personnel to follow when disclosing information about the conduct of authorized representatives to their regulatory bodies.
The purpose of the Reasons Review Policy is to provide for transparency and consistency with respect to the policy and procedures regarding reasons review at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
August 1997 | Updated December 2014 and September 2021
The purpose of this policy is to set out a uniform approach for handling complaints about unauthorized representatives (or counsel) who may, for a fee, be representing, advising or consulting with a person who is the subject of an Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada proceeding.
This policy is re-issued with consequential amendments to bring it in line with the terminology of the
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and Board Rules. The policy standardizes the selection of decision makers when the Federal Court refers a matter back to the
IRB for a rehearing and requires priority review of court ordered rehearings by Legal Services.
June 2003 | Updated December 2013
This policy governs the exercise of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada’s option to seek leave to intervene in a proceeding before a Higher Court.
This policy serves to provide a framework for security screening measures at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
April 2015 | Updated December 2017
This policy statement brings together in a single instrument information previously issued by the IRB with respect to the use of official languages in the proceedings of its four divisions.
Applicable to all refugee matters
The objective of this policy is to increase transparency regarding collaboration and the exchange of information between the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) and Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).
The objective of this policy is to ensure that National Documentation Packages are used as the standard source of country of origin information evidence by the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.
June 5, 2019 |
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, hearings by single member panels of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) are the norm. However, the
RPD also has the authority to have a claim, or an application to vacate or cease refugee protection, heard by three members.
This policy is being introduced as a result of the coming into force of the refugee reform provisions of the Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act. The policy standardizes the selection of decision-makers when the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) refers a matter back to the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) for a redetermination and, it provides a standardized process for determining the content of a
RAD-ordered redetermination case file.
The policy governs the treatment and use of unsolicited information that the
IRB receives in respect of proceedings in the Refugee Protection Division.
October 1998 | Updated June 2003 and February 2015
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), proceedings are normally conducted by a single member of the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD). However, the Chairperson has the authority to constitute a panel composed of three members.
The purpose of this policy is to set out an approach governing communication in the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) when such communication occurs between an Early Resolution Officer (ERO) and the parties or between an
ERO and a member in the absence of the parties concerning appeals before the
June 2013 | Updated July 2017