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Organization: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada - Central Region  
Phone Numbers: 416-954-1000
Toll-Free: 1-866-790-0581
Fax: 416-954-1165
Email: info@irb-cisr.gc.ca
Website: www.irb-cisr.gc.ca
Address:
74 Victoria St, Ste 400
Toronto, ON
M5C 3C7
Intersection: Yonge St and King St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Regional Director
Contacts: Anna Pape - Regional Communications Advisor
Service Description: Refugee Protection Division -- panel determines refugee claims * claimants may be represented by legal counsel * if determined eligible by Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or Canada Border Services Agency, the claim is referred to a Refugee Determination hearing * upon positive evaluation of claim, refugee status will be confirmed and application for landed immigrant status may proceed * appeals of negative decisions reviewed by Refugee Appeal Division

Immigration Appeal Division -- hears appeals from individuals denied entry to Canada or ordered to leave Canada * also hears appeals from sponsors of applications made by family members wishing to immigrate to Canada that have been refused

Documentation Centre -- 416-973-7070, Monday-Friday 10-2 * information and referral * information on refugees and profiles of conditions in countries from which refugee claimants are leaving * information on Canadian law and issues relating to the Immigration Act

Immigration Division -- conducts detention reviews and admissibility hearings for persons believed to be inadmissible or removable from Canada * located at 385 Rexdale Blvd, 416-401-8578, fax 416-744-4274

Any person receiving a decision from the Immigration and Refugee Board may seek leave to appeal to the Federal Court of Canada

Application: Request for refugee status can be made at any port of entry into Canada * an individual already in Canada may make a claim at an inland office of Canada Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada -- see separate entry * claim may also be made at admissibility hearing or a review of detention
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Refugee claimants, immigration appellants and persons believed to be in contravention of immigration legislation
Languages: English ; French
Area(s) Served:
Algoma, Barrie & Area, Brampton, Brant, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Chatham – Kent, Cochrane, Collingwood & Area, Dufferin County, Durham Region, East York, Elgin, Etobicoke, Frontenac & Kingston, Grey and Bruce, Guelph, Haldimand Norfolk, Haliburton, Halton, Hamilton, Hastings, Huron and Perth, Kawartha Lakes, Kenora District, Kitchener-Waterloo, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, Lennox & Addington, London and Middlesex, Malton, Manitoulin/Sudbury, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Mississauga, Muskoka, Niagara, Nipissing, North Lanark/North Grenville, North York, Northumberland, Orillia & Area, Ottawa, Oxford and Norfolk, Parry Sound, Peterborough, Prescott/Russell, Prince Edward, Rainy River District, Renfrew County, Rural Wellington, Sarnia – Lambton, Scarborough, South Simcoe, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District, Timiskaming, Toronto, Trent Hills, Windsor – Essex, Woodbridge, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on June 24, 2016

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