Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides, among other responsibilities, who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.
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For persons who fear being persecuted or who would be in danger if they had to return to their home country.
Appeal immigration-related decisions, including sponsorships, removal orders and residency obligations.
Various steps followed in the detention review process, which applies when a permanent resident or foreign national is detained by border officials for immigration-related reasons.
Find out about the refugee appeal process for refugees inside Canada.
Familiarize yourself with immigration admissibility hearings, which apply when a person tries to enter, or is in Canada, and is considered inadmissible under the law.
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