June 26, 2012
Refugee Protection Division – Average Processing Times
The RPD’s average processing time fell to 19.9 months in the 2011-2012 fiscal year. This is significant progress from the 2010-2011 fiscal year where the average was 21.9 months. This is due in part to recent efforts made to push the average time down to 18.2 months for the quarter from January to March 2012.
The RPD is striving to settle the oldest claims in its inventory. The Eastern Region currently has the longest average time while the Central and Western regions have been down significantly.