Tag: backlog

$74M not enough to cut refugee claim backlog, according to internal documents

OTTAWA—The agency that processes refugee claims in Canada estimated it would need almost four times as much money as it is getting to tackle a major backlog in asylum claims, caused in part by an influx of irregular migrants. Documents obtained under access-to-information law show the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) drafted estimates in November…

Notley to announce next steps for dealing with oil backlog on Sunday

By The Canadian Press Sat., Dec. 1, 2018 EDMONTON—Premier Rachel Notley discusses the case for imposing industry-wide oil production cuts in a letter to Albertans ahead of a scheduled news conference. The provincial government says Notley will speak to reporters Sunday evening about the next steps to ensure Albertans get the best possible value for…

Backlog for veterans’ disability benefits soars, leaving thousands in limbo

By Lee BerthiaumeThe Canadian Press Sun., Dec. 10, 2017 OTTAWA—The number of veterans waiting to find out whether they qualify for disability benefits has skyrocketed over the last eight months, new figures show, leaving thousands of former military members in limbo. Veterans Affairs Canada says there were about 29,000 applications for disability benefits in the…