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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, Suite 400
Toronto, ON
M5C 3C7
Intersection: Yonge St and King St E
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Regional Director
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 * for claims made before December 15, 2012 refer to processes for "legacy claims"

Immigration Appeal Division -- hears appeals on immigration-related matters including sponsorships, removal orders, and residency obligations

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–North Dumfries, Chatham – Kent, Cochrane, Collingwood & Area, Dufferin County, Durham North East, Durham West, East York, Elgin, Etobicoke, Grey and Bruce, Guelph–Puslinch, Haldimand Norfolk, Haliburtion County and City of Kawartha Lakes, Halton, Hamilton, Huron and Perth, Kenora District, Kingston, Kitchener–Waterloo–Wellesley–Wilmot–Woolwich, Lanark, Leeds & Grenville, London and Middlesex, Malton, Manitoulin/Sudbury, Midland, Penetanguishene & Area, Mississauga, Muskoka, Niagara, Nipissing, North Lanark/North Grenville, North York, Northumberland County, Orillia & Area, Ottawa, Oxford and Norfolk, Parry Sound, Peterborough City and County, Prescott/Russell, Quinte, Rainy River District, Renfrew County, Rural Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, Rural Hastings, Sarnia – Lambton, Scarborough, Scarborough North, Scarborough South, South Simcoe, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry, Thunder Bay City, Thunder Bay District, Timiskaming, Toronto, Wellington, Windsor – Essex, Woodbridge, York - Toronto, York Region  
See Also: Immigrant, Newcomer and Refugee Services

This information was last completely updated on July 25, 2017

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