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Your Refugee Hearing

Have you made a refugee claim in Canada? Do you want to know more about refugee hearings? See what a hearing room at the Immigration and Refugee Board in Toronto looks like, and learn about who may be at your hearing and what they do.

Before your hearing starts, you check in at reception in the waiting room. Your lawyer and any witnesses also wait there.

Here’s some practical information to help you:

Applying for refugee status in Canada is complicated. We give only basic information about the process. You should try to get legal help.