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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.

Jan 4, 2023
8th Anniversary of the Online Express Entry System

Beginning January 1, 2015 the majority of Economic Class applications for permanent residence could only be filed online through the Express Entry sys...

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Dec 9, 2022
More Work Permits for family members of Temporary Foreign Workers (?)

On December 2, 2022 the Minister of Immigration announced that starting in January, 2023, through a temporary two year measure, Canada will expan...

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Nov 29, 2022
Continued backlogs at the Refugee Board

Periodically the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board releases statistics as to how many people make refugee claims with r...

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