IRB’s Forward Regulatory Plan for 2019 to 2021 – Modernizing the IAD Rules

News release

The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) is developing new IAD Rules. Please read the IRB’s Forward Regulatory Plan for a description of the initiative as well as information on the impacts for Canadians, the regulatory cooperation and the public consultation opportunities.


The new Rules will support the IAD in better fulfilling its mandate to make well-reasoned decisions fairly and efficiently. It will also directly benefit the parties of IAD proceedings by:

  • Enabling shorter wait times as a result of earlier disclosure, focus on informal resolution and modernizing how clients access the tribunal; and
  • Enhancing access to justice through plain language, active adjudication (where appropriate) and reinforcing informal resolution practices.

Suzanne Gilbert
Acting Deputy Chairperson, Immigration Appeal Division
Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Quick facts

  • The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has a set of divisional rules for each of its tribunals which establishes the practices and required procedures for each division. Rules provide direction to decision-makers and serve to direct users of the tribunals in their presentation of cases before the IRB.

  • The IAD Rules establish the processes to be followed in appeals on immigration-related matters before the IAD.

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Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Ottawa

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