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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

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.
Expedited Policy – Designation of New CountryThe Deputy Chairperson of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) has designated claims from Iraq as eligible for expedited processing..
New Refugee Protection Division Member Recruitment CampaignThe RPD has recently launched a nationally advertised application process to fill independent public servant decision-maker positions (PM-06) at our Montréal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver offices.
New RAD Appellant Record FormThe Refugee Appeal Division has developed a new form to help guide appellants in preparing their appeals.

Notices

National Documentation Package Update - 31 August 201631 August 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Algeria, Belgium, Belize, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Hong Kong, Hungary, Jordan, Kazakstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mexico, Namibia, North Korea.
Notice - Proceeding to be conducted before a panel of three members of the Immigration Appeal DivisionThe Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has ordered that the appeal before the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) in IAD file no. MB5-05031 be conducted before a panel of three members of the IAD.
National Documentation Package Update - 5 August 20165 August 2016 - The National Documentation Packages for the following countries have been updated: Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Highlights

Refugee Claimant's Kit 
Refugee Claim: Appellant's Kit 
2016–17 Report on Plans and Priorities 

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