Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada. Central Region

Record #: MET3548
Last Full Update: 18 May 2022

Contact Information

Office Phone 416-954-1000
Toll Free Phone 1-866-790-0581
Fax 416-954-1165

Agency Information

Legal Status (40) Federal Government

Description and Service Details

Description (Service) COVID19 -- call or visit website for current information

Refugee Protection Division: panel determines refugee claims
  • if determined eligible by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada or Canada Border Services Agency, the claim is referred to a Refugee Determination hearing
  • claimants may be represented by legal counsel
  • upon positive evaluation of claim, refugee status will be confirmed and application for landed immigrant status may proceed
  • appeals of negative decisions may be heard at Refugee Appeal Board or other bodies, for more information, Refugee Claim Information Sheet
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, 1-833-222-0408, fax 416-744-4274

Hours Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ontario
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 Other - interpreters for other languages

Site Information

Located In Community Toronto
Address & Map
74 Victoria St
Suite 400
Toronto, ON
Canada M5C 3C7
Intersection Yonge St and King St E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; barrier-free washroom including door and stall

Categories and Classification

HCSD Main Heading Newcomers
HCSD Sub Heading Immigration / Sponsorship ; Refugees
Service Categories Federal Administrative Tribunals ~ Immigration Issues ; Federal Government Departments ~ Immigration Issues ; Federal Government Information Services ~ Immigration Issues ; Immigration Appeals Adjudication ; Legislation Information ~ Immigration Issues ; Refugee Appeals/Judicial Review Adjudication ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees

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