Weighing Evidence: Updated version of Paper published by the IRB

​​​​​As part of our ongoing commitment to meaningful access to justice, and to continuous improvement in the quality and consistency of our decision-making, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has published an updated version of its paper, Weighing Evidence.

This paper discusses key legal concepts that arise before all four of the IRB's Divisions related to the weighing of evidence. It includes factors to consider in weighing evidence, as well as examples of relevant case law. It replaces the 2003 version and references case law published on or before December 31, 2020.