Receiving Your Decision

The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada – Refugee Protection Division (IRB-RPD) decides if you qualify for refugee protection in Canada.

At the end of your refugee hearing the Member may:

  • Tell you their decision to accept or reject your refugee claim (oral decision)
  • Tell you that they will send their decision to accept or reject your refugee claim in the mail (reserve decision). If your decision is reserved it does not mean there is a greater likelihood that your claim will be denied
  • Provide you with extra time to submit submissions or provide evidence prior to rendering a decision.