Ready Tours

Ready Tours teach and support refugee claimants as they prepare for their refugee hearings. If you are a refugee claimant, you can sign up for a free online Ready Tour from anywhere in Canada. Settlement or community workers may also join a tour.

Register for an online tour

I am registering as a…

Are you currently in Canada?

Have you made a refugee claim?

Ready Tours are conducted in English and French.

Do you need an interpreter in another language?

Select your preferred language for the Ready Tour.

Select your preferred language of interpretation for the English Ready Tour.

State your preferred language.

You must be in Canada and have obtained a refugee protection claimant document (IMM1442) in order to participate in the READY Tour. Please return to this site and register once you have been found eligible. Thank you.

What Ready Tour would you like to attend?

Upcoming Ready Tour Dates

Pick the online Ready Tour that works for you. Attend from wherever you are in Canada. Time is listed in Pacific Standard Time – adjust to your timezone.

English Only

  • April 30, 2024
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm (PST)
  • May 28, 2024
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm (PST)

French Only

  • April 16, 2024
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm (PST)
  • May 14, 2024
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm (PST)

English and Other Languages

  • May 3, 2024
    9:30 am – 11:30 am (PST)
  • May 17, 2024
    9:30 am – 11:30 am (PST)

Ready Tours give you an opportunity to:

  • Meet a staff person of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Learn how to prepare for your virtual (online) refugee hearing
  • Learn what happens on the day of your hearing
  • Learn who might be at your refugee hearing
  • Learn about refugee law
  • Have a chance to ask questions

How to take a Ready Tour:

  • Register online
  • Choose your language (a free interpreter is provided)
  • Get an email or phone call to confirm you are signed up
  • Get the Microsoft Teams link for your Ready Tour
  • Join your Ready Tour on a computer, tablet, or phone!

What refugee claimant participants say about the Ready Tour

Every refugee claimant should attend a Ready Tour! I wish I had know about it earlier.

The most useful part of the virtual Ready Tour is knowing how the hearing takes place and what to expect.

It was so helpful and good to have a chance to ask questions about the refugee hearing process and get good informative answers.

Difficulties registering for a Ready Tour?

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