IRB to Relocate the Toronto Office

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is a critical player in Canada’s immigration scene. It ensures that those seeking asylum and refuge in Canada have their rights protected. As such, it makes decisions on immigration and refugee matters.

Introducing the IRB

Set up in 1989, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is an independent body that oversees refugee protection claims. Moreover, it looks into immigration appeals and admissibility hearings, ensuring fair processes. IRB is the largest administrative tribunal in Canada. Therefore, it acts like a court. Of course, IRB is independent of IRCC and CBSA, two other key players in the immigration scene.

Understanding the Divisions

  • Refugee Protection Division (RPD): This group decides on claims from those seeking refugee protection in Canada.
  • Refugee Appeal Division (RAD): If the Refugee Protection Division doesn’t accept someone’s claim, they can turn to this division. Moreover, the Minister may appeal the favourable RPD decision to RAD.
  • Immigration Division (ID): This division runs admissibility and immigration detention review hearings.
  • Immigration Appeal Division (IAD): This section handles appeals on immigration topics, such as removal orders and residency obligations.

Details on the Move

The current IRB spot is at:
74 Victoria St.

However, starting Monday, December 4, 2023, the new IRB address in Toronto is:
25 St. Clair Ave E., Suite 200
Toronto, ON
M4T 0A8

Open House: See the New Space

The IRB is hosting an open house on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It’s a chance to see the new space, and there will be snacks, too.

Keeping the Same Contacts

Even with the move, the IRB’s contact info isn’t changing. Here’s how to reach them:

  • Phone: 416-954-1000 or 1-866-790-0581
  • Fax:
    • RPD & IAD: 416-954-1165, 416-973-9307, or 416-973-4013
    • RAD: 416-954-1511
    • ID: 416-744-4274

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