Weekly Update: June 26 – July 2, 2017

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Success Stories:

UNHCR – The Hungarian entrepreneur who styled a new life in Canada – The story of a former refugee from Hungary who arrived in Canada in 1967.

Research and Publications:

Tracking the Interregional Mobility of Recently Arrived Refugees in Canada – By Fernando Mata, School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa –  The purpose of this study was to track the interregional mobility among three cohorts of refugees arriving to Canada between 2000 and 2013. The refugee sample consisted of approximately 181,000 individuals comprising government assisted, privately sponsored, landed in Canada and refugee dependants.

News and Events:

News Release: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – Reduced Capacity at the Immigration Appeal Division, Western Region: The Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada has reduced capacity to conduct oral hearings from its Vancouver and Calgary offices.

News Release: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) – Electronic Submission of Documents to the Refugee Protection Division: The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has issued a practice notice to allow the submission of documents electronically to the RPD using Canada Post’s epost Connect™ service.

News Release: Legal Services Society – Suspension of Immigration and Refugee Services Effective August 1, 2017