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Section III – Supplementary Information

Financial Highlights

Below is a condensed statement of the IRB's financial position as well as a condensed statement of operation. A complete set of financial statements can be found on the IRB's Web site at

For the period ending March 31, 2010
Condensed Statement of Financial Position
($ Millions)
  % Variance 2010 2009
Assets - Total -53% 12.0 25.5
TOTAL -53% 12.0 25.5
Liabilities - Total -19% 28.0 34.7
Equity - Total -74% -16.0 -9.2
TOTAL -53% 12.0 25.5

For the period ending March 31, 2010
Condensed Statement of Financial Operations
($ Millions)
  % Variance 2010 2009
Expenses - Total -2% 141.3 144.6
Revenues - Total 0% 0 0
NET COST OF OPERATIONS -2% 141.3 144.6

Total assets were $12.0 million at the end of 2009-10, a decrease of $13.5 million (53 percent) from the previous year's total assets of $25.5 million. The decrease was mainly due to the write-off of the net book value of the Integrated Case Management System and to a decrease in the amount due from the Consolidated Revenue Fund resulting from a reduction in accounts payable and accrued liabilities.

Total liabilities were $28.0 million at the end of 2009-10, a decrease of $6.7 million (19 percent) from the previous year's total liabilities of $34.7 million. The decrease was mainly due to a reduction in the year-end salary related accrued liabilities and employee future benefits.

Actual spending by program activity

Actual spending by program activity graph


During 2009-10, the IRB's total actual expenditures amounted to $114.1 million which were dedicated to the application of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The large majority of these resources was allocated to the conduct of hearings and tribunal operations for the delivery of efficient justice in the cases referred to the Board, in accordance with the law. A smaller portion was dedicated to support services as well as to compliance with government policies and regulations to ensure stewardship of the program activities.

Fiscal year 2009-10 was marked by a large increase in the number of decision-makers to nearly a full complement by the last quarter. From a financial perspective, the previous personnel shortfall had provided the IRB with some flexibility (that came mainly from savings on salaries, benefits and operations) in order to work on short-term business improvement projects. This temporary flexibility disappeared by the end of the reporting period.

With the resources available, the IRB heard and rendered decisions in over 55,000 cases during 2009-10. The quantities, types and costs are illustrated on the diagram above. Overall, this represents a 14 percent increase in the number of decisions rendered over the previous reporting period.

Supplementary Information Tables

In accordance with TBS directions, the IRB is also required to provide the following supplementary information tables in electronic format only:

  • Green Procurement
  • Internal Audits and Evaluations

These tables and all electronic supplementary information tables found in the 2009-10 Performance Report are available on the TBS Web site at:


Other Items of Interest

Legislation Administered

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
(S.C. 2001, c. 27, as amended)

Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations
(SOR/2002-227, as amended)

Refugee Protection Division Rules

Immigration Division Rules

Immigration Appeal Division Rules

Oath or Solemn Affirmation of Office Rules
(Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada)

IRB Processes

Visit these links to find out how the IRB processes its cases:

Related Information

UNHCR Web site:

Contact us

For more information, visit the IRB Web site at or contact the IRB's Communications Directorate at 613-947-0803 or one of the IRB offices listed below.

National Headquarters

Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
Minto Place—Canada Building
344 Slater Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K1
Tel: 613-995-6486  Fax: 613-943-1550

Regional Offices

Eastern Region
200 Ren Lvesque Boulevard West
Guy-Favreau Complex
East Tower, Room 102
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4
Tel: 514-283-7733  Fax: 514-283-0164

Central Region
74 Victoria Street, Suite 400
Toronto, Ontario M5C 3C7
Tel: 416-954-1000  Fax: 416-954-1165

Western Region
Library Square, Suite 1600
300 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 6C9
Tel: 604-666-5946  Fax: 604-666-3043

1: Report available on UNHCR Web site:

2: Population projections of visible minority groups, Canada, provinces and regions: 2001-2017 (Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 91-541-XIE), March 2005. Also available at