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​​​​​​​​​​Important health and safety measures​

All IRB buildings are now open and hearings have resumed.

​The following measures have been put in place to protect the health and safety of the public and IRB employees:

  • All visitors must complete a self-assessment questionnaire both before and upon arrival at our offices.
  • All visitors must follow all signage and floor markings.
  • Measures have been implemented so physical distancing requirements can be respected in all public spaces.
  • Non-medical masks are required in public spaces and can be made available upon request.
  • Inside the hearing room distancing measures are in place and masks are not required. Individuals may wear a mask except when testifying or providing submissions.
  • IRB has increased sanitization of all public spaces including hearing rooms, which will be sanitized before and after each hearing.

See health and safety guidance for more detailed information.

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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.​

For refugee claimants

For participants in detention review and admissibility hearings

For refugee appellants

For immigration appellants

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