Adjudication Division Rules (SOR/93-47)

Regulations are current to 2017-11-20

Service and Filing

  •  (1) Subject to subrule (5), service of any document in the course of any proceeding under these Rules shall be effected by personal service, by prepaid regular mail, by any mail service whereby the sender is provided with an acknowledgement of receipt, or by the telephone transmission of a facsimile of the document in accordance with subrule (3).

  • (2) A copy of any document served on a party pursuant to subrule (1) shall also be served on that party’s counsel, if any.

  • (3) A document that is served by telephone transmission of a facsimile shall include a cover page setting out

    • (a) the sender’s name, address and telephone number;

    • (b) the name of the addressee;

    • (c) the total number of pages transmitted, including the cover page;

    • (d) the telephone number from which the document is transmitted; and

    • (e) the name and telephone number of a person to contact in the event of transmission problems.

  • (4) Service by prepaid regular mail shall be considered to be effected on the date that is seven days after the date of mailing.

  • (5) Where service cannot be effected in accordance with subrule (1), the Chairperson may direct that service be effected by such means as will, to the extent possible, provide a party with the document and as will not likely cause injustice to any party.

  • (6) After service of a document has been effected by a party, the party shall file proof of service thereof at the registry.

 The person concerned and any family members of the person concerned referred to in paragraph 5(1)(f) shall notify the Adjudication Division forthwith in writing of their addresses and the name and address for service of their counsel, and any changes thereto.

  •  (1) A document shall be filed at the registry by serving it on an employee of the registry at which the file relating to the inquiry or the application referred to in subrule 29(1) is held.

  • (2) The filing of a telephone transmission of a facsimile shall be considered to be effected on the date on which it is received by the registrar, as stamped on the facsimile.

  • (3) All documents submitted in the course of any proceeding under these Rules in a language other than English or French shall be accompanied by a translation in English or French that is certified to be correct, unless the Adjudication Division decides that a translation is not necessary to provide for a full and proper hearing.

Time Limits

 The Adjudication Division may, on application by a party made in accordance with rule 19 either before or after a time limit set out in these Rules has expired, shorten or extend the time limit, in order to provide for a full and proper hearing.

General

 These Rules are not exhaustive and, where any matter that is not provided for in these Rules arises in the course of any proceeding, the Adjudication Division may take whatever measures are necessary to provide for a full and proper hearing and to dispose of the matter expeditiously.

 Where a party does not comply with a requirement of these Rules, the Adjudication Division, on application made by the party in accordance with rule 19, may permit the party to remedy the non-compliance or may waive the requirement, where it is satisfied that no injustice is thereby likely to be caused to any party or the proceeding will not be unreasonably impeded.

Review of Reasons for Detention

  •  (1) Where, pursuant to subsection 103(6) of the Act, a person concerned must be brought before an adjudicator for a review of the reasons for the continued detention of the person concerned, a senior immigration officer shall forward to the Adjudication Division forthwith the following information:

    • (a) the date and time before which the hearing to review the reasons for the continued detention must be held;

    • (b) the name and place of detention of the person concerned;

    • (c) the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission Client I.D. Number relating to the person concerned;

    • (d) the official language chosen by the person concerned for the hearing for the purposes of rule 10;

    • (e) where applicable, the language or dialect of the interpreter required by the person concerned for the purposes of rule 11;

    • (f) the name, address for service and telephone number of the counsel of the person concerned, if any;

    • (g) the date and time at which the person concerned was detained;

    • (h) the purpose of the detention; and

    • (i) whether the review is being held after 48 hours, seven days or 30 days of detention.

  • (2) The senior immigration officer shall forward the information referred to in subrule (1) to the registry designated by the Adjudication Division.

  •  (1) Where a person concerned referred to in subrule 28(1) wishes to be brought before an adjudicator for a review of the reasons for detention pursuant to subsection 103(6) of the Act, the person concerned shall so apply to the Adjudication Division in accordance with rule 19.

  • (2) The application referred to in subrule (1) shall be accompanied by information referred to in paragraphs 28(1)(d) and (e) and a statement that sets out the reasons in support of the application.

 Rule 7 and the time limits referred to in rules 10 and 11 do not apply in respect of the review of the reasons for detention referred to in rules 28 or 29.

 
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