Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Site: Central Region

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone 416-954-1000
Toll Free Phone 1-866-790-0581
Fax 416-954-1165
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
74 Victoria St, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5C 3C7
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Intersection Yonge St and King St E
Contact Information
Primary Executive Regional Director
Description & Services
Description (Service) 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", contact Legacy Office at 1-833-534-2292

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
Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ontario - except Ottawa and Kingston
Eligibility Refugee claimants, immigration appellants and persons believed to be in contravention of immigration legislation
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
Languages English ; French ; interpreters for other languages
Other Details
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall