About Refugee Hearings

Your refugee hearing is the main part of the refugee claim process. At your hearing, an (IRB-RPD) Member will decide to accept or reject your refugee claim.

Your hearing might seem like a court but it is less formal. The decision makers are called Members and are specially trained to decide refugee claims.

Your hearing is your chance to tell your story and explain why you need Canada’s protection. It will be private and safe. A Member will decide your claim fairly.