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​​​​Important health and safety measures​

In-person hearings will resume in Vancouver on July 20​ and in all other locations the week of August 3. 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

City Building Current operations Status
Vancouver300 West Georgia Street, Suite 1600Mail + Partial registry functions​
In person hearings (IAD +RPD)
Open June 15, 2020
Open July 22, 2020
Toronto74 Victoria St.Mail
Partial registry functions
Open June 22, 2020
Open June 29, 2020
MontrealGuy-Favreau Complex (200 René-Lévesque Blvd. W)Mail
Partial registry functions
Open June 22, 2020
Open June 29, 2020

​All other buildings are ​closed


For refugee claimants

For participants in detention review and admissibility hearings

For refugee appellants

For immigration appellants

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