Immigration-HearingsThe divisions of IRB are responsible for making decisions on different immigration, they follow an administrative process similar to court. The process is flexible and can take many forms so long as it ensures that the IRB makes efficient and fair decisions for the cases. The IRB process is based on the following laws and policies:

  • Canadian law
  • Canada’s international obligations
  • Canada’s humanitarian traditions

Immigration admissibility hearings are usually open to the public or it can be private as the hearing depends upon the refugee claimant and Media or any other observers such as consultants, authorities may sit in or have access to information about the case.

At Arrivals Canada, you will get support and we’ll review your case and make valuable points to present in front of IRB and make sure that you will be allowed to enter or remain in Canada.

Who Attends the hearing?

  • Individual to explain the story and the situation
  • Your counsel to help you to explain your story
  • An interpreter, provided by the IRB, if you in case you don’t know English or French
  • Minister’s counsel
  • Witnesses
  • A representative of your country’s embassy or consulate, depends on the request of and individual
  • An IRB member to decide the matter and to take the fair decision

Detention Reviews:

At the point of taking the decision, if the IRB member thinks that you are admissible, you will be allowed to enter or remain in Canada and if you are detained, IRB will order to release you.

If the member determines that you are inadmissible, you will not be allowed to enter or to remain in Canada, the removal order will be issued against the individual. If you are in detained already, the member may order that you remain in detention until you are removed.


Normally, if you are inadmissible to Canada, you will not be allowed to enter for any purpose until you have a valid and genuine reason to travel to Canada, Arrivals Canada will help you in the processing your temporary resident permit.


If an individual is not satisfied with the visa rejection, he/she can request to the immigration authority to review a visa decision. Appeal applications require more involved documentation as compared to the first time visa application submitted to the immigration officer. Arrivals Canada will focus on the pinpoints of the visa rejection and guide you to prepare the valuable and necessary documentation for visa appeal.