Organization Profile - Immigration and Refugee Board

Immigration and Refugee Board

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.



Minister Responsible

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

Mandate

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

The Immigration and Refugee Board consists of the Refugee Protection Division, the Refugee Appeal Division, the Immigration Division and the Immigration Appeal Division. The Board is composed of a Chairperson and other members as are required to ensure the proper functioning of the Board.

The Chairperson and members of the Refugee Appeal Division and the Immigration Appeal Division:

  • are appointed to the Board by the Governor in Council, to hold office during good behaviour for a term not exceeding seven years, subject to removal by the Governor in Council at any time for cause, to serve in a regional or district office of the Board;
  • are eligible for reappointment in the same or another capacity;
  • may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with their duties and functions under this Act; and
  • if appointed as full-time members, must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties under this Act.

One Deputy Chairperson and not more than ten Assistant Deputy Chairpersons are to be designated by the Governor in Council for each of the Refugee Appeal Division and Immigration Appeal Division from among the full-time members of those Divisions. The Chairperson and the Deputy Chairpersons and Assistant Deputy Chairpersons of these Divisions are appointed on a full-time basis and the other members are appointed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The Chairperson is, by virtue of holding that office, a member of each Division of the Board and is the chief executive officer of the Board. The Chairperson must live in the National Capital Region or within reasonable commuting distance of it.

The Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division and a majority of the Assistant Deputy Chairpersons of that Division and at least ten per cent of the members of the Divisions must be members of at least five years standing at the bar of a province or notaries of at least five years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

In the event of the absence or incapacity of the Chairperson, or if the office of Chairperson is vacant, the Minister may authorize one of the Deputy Chairpersons or any other member of the Board to act as Chairperson.

Eligibility/Conflicts

The Chairperson and members of the Refugee Appeal Division and Immigration Appeal Division may not accept or hold any office or employment or carry on any activity inconsistent with their duties and functions; and if appointed as full-time members, must devote the whole of their time to the performance of their duties. The Deputy Chairperson of the Immigration Appeal Division and a majority of the Assistant Deputy Chairpersons of that Division and at least 10 per cent of the members of the Refugee Appeal Division and the Immigration Appeal Division must be members of at least five years standing at the bar of a province or notaries of at least five years standing at the Chambre des notaires du Québec.

Appointments

       
Appt/Expiry
Date
Chairperson (GCQ-8)
Wex, Richard
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-07-23
2023-07-22
Deputy Chairperson and Member Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) (GCQ-6)
Thompson, Paula Lynne
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-06-11
2024-04-14
Deputy Chairperson and Member Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) (GCQ-5)
Gilbert, Suzanne
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-18
2024-04-14
Ottawa District Office 
Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Ottawa) (GCQ-4)
Brittain, Laura
Hamilton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-11
2026-03-10
Full-time Members (Ottawa) (GCQ-3)
Aubin, Pascale
Orléans, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-23
2027-06-01
Brown, Susan Margaret
Chelsea, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-29
2024-01-28
Dolin, Benjamin Raymond
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Helis, John
Kingston, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-04
2027-04-28
Kennedy, Alison Joanna
Nepean, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2027-09-15
Lillie Adams, Desiree Lucy
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-17
2027-06-22
Moore, Jennifer Anne
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-01-20
Nawaz, Samir
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Rabot, Philippe
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Ryan, Julie Mary
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-06-22
2023-06-21
Schwarz, Madeleine Jane
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2027-08-05
Smith, Aaron David
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-04-06
2024-04-05
Tremblay, Tammy
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-09
5 Vacant Positions
Part-time Members (Ottawa) (GCQ-3)
Henri, Murielle
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-04
2026-08-03
Ladouceur, Nicole
Gatineau, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
McDermott, Charles Adrian
Ottawa, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
1 Vacant Position
Vancouver Regional Office 
Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Vancouver) (GCQ-4)
Brennan, Jody
Delta, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-11
2026-03-10
Interim Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Vancouver) (GCQ-4)
Faber, Paula Marie
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-18
Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Vancouver) (GCQ-4)
Taylor, Linda Ann
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-04
2022-12-03
Côté, Roch (Future Appointment)
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-06
2025-10-05
Taylor, Linda Ann (Future Appointment)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-12-04
2027-12-03
Full-time Members (Vancouver) (GCQ-3)
Acton, Clara Tess
Victoria, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Anselm, Annette Esther
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-12-07
2026-12-12
Broad, Patricia
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-06-10
2023-06-09
Costantino, Craig Michael Smith
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-15
2027-07-14
Doherty, Adam
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-11-26
2023-11-25
Faber, Paula Marie
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-08-11
2026-08-10
Farrell, Latoya Sylvia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-11-26
2023-11-25
Gill, Kanwaldeep
Mission, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-02-21
2024-07-20
Ginsberg, Nicole Adele
North Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-01-20
Guevara, Prima Liza
Richmond, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-18
2024-09-17
Henderson, Tamara Paula
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Ko, Laura Mei Woon
Burnaby, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-11-26
2023-11-25
Liberman, Ron David
Coquitlam, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2027-09-15
Mracek, Craig Matthew
Powell River, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Prowse, Chad Daniel Anthony
Richmond, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-10-07
2024-10-06
Prowse, Joshua Michael
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-04-07
2025-04-06
Tucci, Daniel Roberto
Burnaby, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-09-18
2026-09-17
1 Vacant Position
Part-Time Members (Vancouver) (GCQ-3)
Belloc-Pinder, Leslie Geraldine Hull
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-22
2024-01-21
Ferrari, Mark
Burnaby, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-22
2024-01-21
Fortney, Douglas Bruce
Victoria, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-25
2027-04-28
Gardiner, Michael James
Vancouver, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Polowek, Kim Heather
Port Moody, British Columbia
During Good Behaviour
2018-12-05
2026-12-04
Calgary District Office 
Full-time Members (Calgary) (GCQ-3)
Kingma, Maryanne
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-09-15
2027-09-14
Pinto, Stephanie
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Vermette, Derek Richard
Calgary, Alberta
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-09-15
2024-09-14
Part-Time Members (Calgary) (GCQ-3)
Aggarwala, Rita
Calgary, Alberta
During Good Behaviour
2019-05-06
2027-06-01
Toronto Regional Office 
Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Toronto) (GCQ-4)
Grant, Angus Gavin
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-09
2026-04-08
Khan, Rafat Rana
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-29
2023-04-28
Sergong, Tsering Lhamo
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-03-11
2026-03-10
Full-Time Members (Toronto) (GCQ-3)
Anderson, Colin Douglas
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Andrews, Tanya Camille
Markham, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-05-24
2027-05-23
Basa, Rosemary Eleanor
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Bobkin, Erin Michelle
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-13
2026-12-12
Bousfield, Joel Armstrong
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-26
2027-08-25
Braden, Cheryl Marie
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2027-08-05
Bulmer, Mary Krista
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2027-09-15
Card, Thomas Yin Wai
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-09-18
2026-09-17
Cragg-Gore, Sasha Kiran
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Farha, Soraya Hinde
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-11-26
2023-11-25
Ferguson, Nathan David
London, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Foreman, Kimberley Brooke Ann
Oshawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-27
2027-04-28
Gaudet, Catherine Florence
Scarborough, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Gibbs, Caroline Ann
Scarborough, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-10-07
2024-10-06
Hart, Linda
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Jung, Alice
Brampton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Kaderali, Zahra
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-10-07
2024-10-06
Kaufman, Neil Aaron
North York, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2024-09-15
Kirkpatrick, Maureen Linda
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-12
2023-06-11
Krajcovic, Linda Catherine
Oakville, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2027-08-05
Lee, Monica Elizabeth Pui Wai
Markham, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-05-24
2027-05-23
Lindberg, Eva Caroline Elisabeth
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-04-06
2024-04-05
Lourenco, Jessica Ramires
Brampton, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-02
2027-07-01
McGovern, Karen Lorraine
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2027-08-05
Mia, Ziyaad
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-23
2025-01-22
Mohan, Dilani
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-04-22
2027-07-22
Morris, David Alexander Hamilton
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-05-13
2024-06-22
Muldoon, Paul Robert
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-04-06
2024-04-05
Murata, Jessica Jean
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-07-20
Mutch, Stuart James
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-23
2025-07-22
Oh, Matthew
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-13
2026-12-12
Osunde, Isoken Agharese
Caledon, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-12
2025-06-11
Pollock, Jennifer Mary
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-02
2027-07-01
Poole, Andrea Mary Geddes
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-22
2024-01-21
Qadeer, Nadra Shamas
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-14
2026-08-13
Queiroz Sierra, Amanda
Cambridge, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-09-16
2024-09-15
Richards, Lloyd Matthew
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-03-27
2025-03-26
Richards II, Joseph Wesley
Kitchener, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2024-08-05
Seyan, Ravninder
Bancroft, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-10-07
2022-10-06
Gallant, Jacqueline Marie (Future Appointment)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-20
2025-10-19
Seyan, Ravninder (Future Appointment)
Bancroft, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-07
2027-10-06
Shepherd, Harold
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-10-22
2022-10-21
Shepherd, Harold (Future Appointment)
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-22
2027-10-21
Singh, Inderpreet Kaur
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-10-07
2022-10-06
Singh, Inderpreet Kaur (Future Appointment)
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-10-07
2027-10-06
Sloan, James George
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-06-06
2026-06-04
Stratigopoulos, Hronhs Ron
Etobicoke, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-04-06
2024-04-05
Thompson, Sybil Sakle
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-13
2026-12-12
Thorne, Darren Russell
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-11-26
2023-11-25
Wagner, Julie Lynn
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-01-23
2025-01-22
Wallace, Karen Alice
Elora, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2027-09-15
Wynia Katz, Sandra Dale
Toronto, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-07-20
22 Vacant Positions
Part-Time Members (Toronto) (GCQ-3)
Carter-Whitney, Maureen Louise
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2019-08-06
2027-08-05
Mutch, Stuart James
Toronto, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2022-09-15
2025-07-22
Wyger, Joseph Martin
Ashburn, Ontario
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2026-06-09
1 Vacant Position
Montréal Regional Office 
Assistant Deputy Chairperson and Member (Montréal) (GCQ-4)
Labranche, Caroline
Laval, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-08-15
2027-08-14
Vachon, Roxane
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-05-30
2028-05-26
Full-Time Members (Montréal) (GCQ-3)
Alary, Suzanne
Beaconsfield, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-12-13
2026-12-12
Al-Salem, Rouba Essam
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2024-09-15
Bissonnette, Alain
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-01
2025-06-30
Colin, Michel Joseph Bernard L-P
Mont-Royal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-07-02
2027-07-01
Connat, Agnès Catherine
Sainte-Catherine-de-Hatley, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-22
Cordisco, Philippe
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-04-03
2025-04-02
Corry, Julie Dawn
Dunham, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-06-21
2024-06-22
Durocher, Marie Alice G. Martine
Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-16
2027-09-15
Féquière, Linda
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-09-17
2026-09-16
Gauthier, Charles Joseph Raymond E.
Boucherville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-09-15
2024-09-14
Guerrier, Guerlain
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-22
Jedid, Toni
Laval, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-04
2027-04-28
Khalifa, Reisa
Hampstead, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2020-10-05
2023-10-04
Lafleur, Annie
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Lamani, Mokhtar
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-22
Leduc, Normand
Cowansville, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2011-09-29
2026-09-28
Lefebvre, Jolyane
Laval, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2022-02-25
2027-02-24
Maxwell, Caitlin Maureen
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-09
McLeod, Miriam
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2018-01-29
2025-01-28
Ouellet, Daphnée
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-01-20
Parizeau, Isabelle
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-06-10
2027-06-09
Pickel, Jo-Anne Darlene
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-04
2026-08-03
Raymond, Mélanie
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2016-05-30
2026-05-29
Roberts, Ayanna Nazinga
Saint-Hippolyte, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-08-04
2026-08-03
Saidi, Ezzeddine
Terrebonne, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-07-20
Saint-Fleur, Love Bernadette
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-27
2027-04-28
Sheitoyan, Richard Joseph Benoît
Saint-Bruno, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-04-30
2026-04-29
Simixhiu, Iris
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2021-01-21
2024-01-20
Stanners, Roxane Jacqueline
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2017-04-03
2026-04-29
Tétreault, Anne-Thierrie
Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-03-04
2027-04-28
Thibault, Marie-Lyne
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Good Behaviour
2019-09-06
2027-08-25
19 Vacant Positions
Part-Time Members (Montréal) (GCQ-3)
De Andrade, Maria
Outremont, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2021-06-01
2023-06-22
Plouffe-Malette, Kristine
Montréal, Quebec
During Good Behaviour
2019-05-15
2027-06-22
1 Vacant Position
Total vacancies:50