Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Site: Central Region - Toronto Office

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Record #: OAK4095 Last Full Update: 25 Jun 2014
Contact Information
Office PhoneRefugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division and Immigration Appeal Division 416-954-1000;  
Immigration Division 416-401-8578 
Toll Free PhoneRefugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division and Immigration Appeal Division  
FaxRefugee Protection Division, Immigration Appeal Division 416-954-1165; 
Refugee Appeal Division 416-954-1511; 
Immigration Division 416-401-8572
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionThe Board is responsible for applying to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and making decisions on immigration and refugee matters in Canada. It is accountable for its activities to Parliament through the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, but its decision-makers are independent and claims are determined on a case-by-case basis.  
Legal Status(40) Federal Government
Service Information
DescriptionThe IRB is subdivided into four divisions: 
Refugee Protection Division (RPD): 
* decides claims for refugee protection made within Canada, and also makes decisions on loss applications regarding refugee protection status  
Refugee Appeal Division (RAD): 
* considers appeals against decisions of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) to allow or reject claims for refugee protection 
* in most cases, there will be no hearing as the RAD will base its decision on the documents provided by the parties involved and the RPD record  
Immigration Appeal Division (IAD): 
* hears and decides appeals on immigration matters such as appeals from refused sponsorship applications and from removal orders 
the Refugee Protection Division, the Refugee Appeal Division and the Immigration Appeal Division are all located at 74 Victoria St, Suite 400 in downtown Toronto
Immigration Division (ID): 
* conducts immigration admissibility hearings for certain categories of people believed to be inadmissible to, or removable from, Canada under the law and conducts detention reviews for those being detained under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act  
the Immigration Division is located at 385 Rexdale Boulevard in Etobicoke
HoursMon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas ServedOntario
LanguagesEnglish ; French ; Interpretive Services
Site Information
Site LocationYonge St and Queen St
Located In CommunityToronto
Address & Map
74 Victoria St, Fourth Floor, Ste 400
Toronto, ON M5C 3C7
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesCitizenship Application Adjudication ; Immigration Appeals Adjudication ; Refugee Appeals/Judicial Review Adjudication