On July 14, 2023, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), appointed Ms. Manon Brassard as the new Chair of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). She will serve for a five-year term starting from July 23, 2023. Ms. Brassard has had a long public service career, including executive roles in several organizations. She was previously the president of the Canada Economic Development Agency for Quebec Regions. Ms. Brassard holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Université Laval and was called to the Barreau du Quebec in 1984. The new chair will ensure the continued integrity and efficiency of Canada’s immigration and refugee determination systems.