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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

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

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