Immigration and Refugee Board

Course Code: BICC 203

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is designed to give the immigration consultant student an understanding of the procedural aspects by which laws in general, and immigration and refugee law in particular, are created, applied and adjudicated upon. The place of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) in Canada's judicial and administrative law system will be identified, and the course will examine the structure of the four branches of the IRB - the Immigration Division, the Immigration Appeal Division, the Refugee Division and the Refugee Appeal Division - and the procedures and practices in dealing with and/or appearing before each branch. This will entail an understanding and application of the principles of administrative law, including procedural fairness and natural justice. Advocacy skills and procedures before the IRB are emphasized.