Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

August 19, 2011 12:05 ET

Canada's New Refugee Determination System to Start in June 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 19, 2011) - The Balanced Refugee Reform Act will come into force on June 29, 2012, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced today.

By law, the new refugee determination system comes into force 24 months after royal assent, which was received on June 29, 2010.

For more information on the new asylum system, visit the CIC website.

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Contact Information

  • Candice Malcolm
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

    Media Relations
    Communications Branch
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
    613-952-1650
    CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca