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Hearings and In-Canada Refugee Claims

The Immigration and Refugee Board has four divisions:

  • the Immigration Division
  • the Refugee Protection Division
  • the Immigration Appeal Division, and;
  • the Refugee Appeal Division.

The majority of immigration hearings held involve refugee claims. Refugee claims (in most cases) made from within Canada, at a Canadian airport or at the border are heard by the Refugee Protection Division in a trial-like hearing.

Some refugee claimants, however, due to making a refugee claim in other countries, will not have a hearing before the Refugee Protection Division but will instead have an interview with a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment officer.

However your claim is processed, it is extremely important to have help at your refugee hearing or PRRA interview.

We are also available to assist persons facing detention reviews or "admissibility" hearings before the Immigration Division.

Lawyer

Robert W. Young Certified Immigration Specialist Robert W. Young offers a full range of Canadian immigration law services extending from company transfers to Immigration hearings.

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Recent News

Immigration Law in Canada is constantly changing. Stay up to date with the most recent news pertaining to Citizenship and Immigration Canada laws and regulations.

Sep 21, 2022
Scheduling of hearings at the Immigration and Refugee Board

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has four branches. They are the Immigration Division (ID), Refugee Protection Division (RPD), Refugee Appeal D...

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Sep 13, 2022
New Online Refugee Claims Portal

Effective September 13, 2022, people who want to make refugee claims from within Canada must use a new online service. This new online service replace...

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Sep 2, 2022
Mandatory online filing for all permanent residence applications

For several years most Economic Class applications for permanent residence have been filed online (i.e. Express Entry). It was still possible, however...

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