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​​​Important health and safety measures

The health and safety of Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) personnel and those visiting IRB premises is the IRB’s top priority.

Health and safety measures

All visitors must:​

We've taken the following steps to help maintain health and safety in our offices:

  • Plexiglass barriers have been installed in all our hearing rooms. Audio devices in hearing rooms have also been reconfigured to allow for better recording.
  • We have increased sanitization of all public spaces including hearing rooms, which will be sanitized before and after each hearing.
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in all IRB office have been enhanced to improve overall quality. Consult the PSPC website for more information. 

See health and safety guidance to learn what to expect before and after arriving at an IRB office​.​

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Status of buildings and operations

All IRB buildings are now open and hearings have resumed. Staff and visitors are required to follow the COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Browse our new COVID health and safety image gallery. Photos represent a standard set in place across all of our IRB offices.

For refugee claimants

For participants in detention review and admissibility hearings

For refugee appellants

For immigration appellants

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