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Refugee Protection Division – Performance Highlights

June 11, 2013
Fabiola Arevalo

RPD claims referred to the IRB from December 15, 2012 to April 30, 2013

As of 30 April 2013, average monthly referrals are down 65% to 70% from the average intake over the same reporting period from the past few years. Since the new refugee determination system came into effect on December 15, 2012, there have been a total of 2,933 cases referred to the IRB: 2,688 from non Designated Countries of Origin (DCO) and 245 from Designated Countries of Origin. Click here to view the list of DCOs.

42% of claims were filed at a Port of Entry (POE) while the remaining 58% were filed inland. This represents a slightly higher rate of referrals from POEs, which is historically shown to be a 40:60 ratio, POE to inland.

As of the end of April 2013, 694 total claims were finalized. 52% were accepted, 27% rejected, 10% abandoned and 11% withdrawn.

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