IRB business resumption begins in Toronto and Montreal

As of June 29, 2020, the Toronto and Montreal offices of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) have resumed mail and registry support functions critical for the assignment of files and the release of decisions.

The Refugee Protection Division and the Immigration Appeal Division will resume in-person hearings in Vancouver the week of July 20, 2020, and in all other locations the week of August 3, 2020. The Board will be contacting counsel, claimants and appellants to re-schedule their hearings.

Counsel, claimants and appellants should refer to the Practice Notice for IRB Business resumption measures related to COVID-19 for more information.

The health and safety of IRB employees and those who appear before the Board is paramount. The Board will continue to move carefully and deliberately as it gradually increases access to work sites.