A report that looked at how asylum claims are being processed fails to properly address issues of backlogs and workload at the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). Neil Yeates, a former Deputy Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, led a review of the IRB’s mandate covering governance, structure and accountability.
October 12, 2017
PSAC is calling on the federal government to address organizational and workload issues resulting from the influx of asylum seekers from the United States. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen must take responsibility for fixing these persistent problems. “There are not enough front-line workers,” said PSAC National President Robyn Benson. “And, from what we are hearing from our members, it is an organizational nightmare.”
September 17, 2015
PSAC members working at the Immigration and Refugee Board office in Calgary were recently told that their jobs will be abolished. The IRB is making these cuts despite the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and calls for Canada to do more. Out of the seven positions at the Registry in the Calgary office, six are being eliminated. These employees provide assistance to members of the IRB who make decisions regarding refugee claims.
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