The federal court fined IRCC for unresponsive bureaucracy

The federal court fined IRCC for unresponsive bureaucracy

Canada’s Federal court fined Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as the latter kept the application of a Saudi Arabian family for over 57 months. The family submitted their application in January 2016 and made 34 requests to IRCC for an update on the file between May 2017 and April 2021. In February 2020, the family brought their case to a federal court to urge IRCC to expedite the processing of their application. The court agreed that the 57-months wait in the queue was unreasonable and ordered IRCC to render a decision in 30 days and to pay the family $1,500 in costs.

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