Data on Ministerial Relief Applications

The Federal Court just released a decision which contains the following useful information on Ministerial Relief applications.  As you can see, these applications are not processed particularly fast, and their chance of success is increasingly diminishing.

Request – Documents relating to: Section 34(2) of the IRPA and comparable Section 19(1)(f) (iii)(B) of the former Immigration Act, R.S.C. 1985 Section 35(2) of the IRPA and comparable section 19(1)(l) of the former Immigration Act, R.S.C. 1985 Section 37(2) of the IRPA and comparable section 19(1)(c.2) of the former Immigration Act, R.S.C. 1985

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The number of Ministerial Relief applications that have been submitted to date since the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) was enacted

247

18

11

2

The number of Ministerial relief applications that have been granted to date

24

3

0

3.

The number of Ministerial relief applications that have been submitted from 1992 up until when the IRPA was enacted 

(Information on record with the CBSA includes the timeframe from 1996 until IRPA was enacted)

37

3

1

4

The number of IRPA Ministerial relief applications that have been granted in this time frame 

(Information on record with the CBSA includes the timeframe from 1996 until IRPA was enacted)

115

0

0

5

The number of IRPA Ministerial relief applications that have been submitted in this time frame 

(Information on record with the CBSA includes the timeframe from 1996 until IRPA was enacted)

2002 – 20

2003 – 34

2004 – 32

2005 – 25

2006 – 20

2007 – 15

2008 – 16

2009 – 37

2010 –  37

2011 – 11

2002 – 0

2003 – 3

2004 – 1

2005 – 1

2006 – 2

2007 – 0

2008 – 4

2009 – 2

2010 – 5

2011 – 0

2002 – 0

2003 – 1

2004 – 1

2005 – 0

2006 – 0

2007 – 0

2008 – 1

2009 – 4

2010 – 2

2011 – 2

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The number of Ministerial relief requests granted by the Minster PER year since the IRPA was enacted up to the present day

2002 – 0

2003 – 0

2004 – 0

2005 – 2

2006 – 5

2007 – 8

2008 – 7

2009 – 0

2010 – 1

2011 – 1

2002 – 0

2003 – 0

2004 – 1

2005 – 0

2006 – 0

2007 – 0

2008 – 1

2009 – 0

2010 – 0

2011 – 1

0

7

The number of Ministerial relief claims currently pending

223

15

12


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