The following summary of referrals of alleged breaches of professional conduct has been published in accordance with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada's (IRB) Policy on Disclosing Information Regarding the Conduct of Authorized Representatives to Regulatory Bodies and associated procedures.
Between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022 there were a total of 30 alleged breaches of professional conduct by counsel reported at the IRB. Of the 30 alleged breaches, 19 were related to lawyers or individuals claiming membership in a provincial bar association, 10 related to regulated Canadian immigration consultants, one related to a paralegal regulated by a law society. Of the 30 alleged breaches, 14 involved counsel in the IRB's Eastern region, 8 involved counsel in the IRB's Central region, and 9 involved counsel in the IRB's Western region.
Of the 30 alleged breaches, the IRB referred 17 to the appropriate regulator, the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants or the responsible law society. The IRB did not refer 10 alleged breaches to a regulator and the referral decision for 3 alleged breaches remained outstanding at the end of the reporting period.