– The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, IRB has operated on the dual objectives of simultaneously ensuring the health and safety of employees and safeguarding the system’s procedural justice. Remote hearing model has been adapted by the Board in early January, with few in-person hearings given under exceptional circumstances.
After Canada withdrew its troops from Afghanistan since 2011, and U.S.’s recent withdrawal, Taliban has been planning its reclamation of districts. Not only this insurgency jeopardizes Middle East’s political stability, but it also renders the lives of Afghans who assisted Canada at risk. In response to this situation, the Government of Canada announced on Friday, July 23 that a special refugee resettlement program for Afghans who contributed to Canada’s efforts in Afghanistan.
As a firm advocate of human rights, Canada is always on the look for ways to alleviate related crises. In 2020, Canada’s resettled nearly half of the world’s refugee population. Recently, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addressed Canada as “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee settlement.”
Instead of asking: “What have we done?”, Canada’s question has always been “What more can we do?” To concord with World Refugee Day’s initiatives, Minister Marco Mendicino devised 3 initiatives to support refugees.
Under the new initiatives, Canada will offer asylum to more people in need. along with community sponsorships that expedite their accommodations.
The recent reveals of countable misdeeds done on the Canadian indigenous population instigated concerns across the nation. As a response to popular demands, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission took necessary measures. On Monday, June 14, 2021, the federal government announced that indigenous people can reclaim their traditional names on passports and other identifications. This is the justice that indigenous people yearned for many years, but it’s just the first step of a vast agenda ahead.(more…)
This plan provides information on regulatory proposals that the IRB expects to undertake over the next 24 months. It also identifies public consultation opportunities for regulatory initiatives. We invite you to consult our plan which contains a description of the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) Rules modernization initiative which establishes the processes to be followed in appeals on immigration-related matters before the IAD.
Expiration of Facilitative Measures | IRCC no longer accept new applications from those affected by the situation in the Port of Beirut, Lebanon
However, applications received from persons indicating they were affected by the explosion in Beirut will be assessed, independently, on a case-by-case basis.