Last updated on July 6th, 2018

Last Updated on July 6, 2018 by Steven Meurrens

In a previous blog post I wrote about how IRCC’s internal reasons for refusal are often much more detailed than what is in the refusal letters that IRCC sends to refused applicants.

The recent case of Aguilar v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 947 illustrates this.

There, the refusal letter stated:

The checklist reasons for refusal further added that the reasons for refusal were “employment prospects of country of residence” and “current employment situation.”

The internal reasons for refusal, which could only be obtained through filing an Access to Information Act request or going to Federal Court were much more detailed, and stated that:

As you can see, it would be impossible for people who did not have the internal reasons to fully understand why their application was refused. It is for this reason that people with refusals should always seek to obtain the full reasons for refusal before re-applying.