READY Tours are designed to educate, orient, and support you as you prepare for your refugee hearing. Tours are available for free in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Montreal.

READY Tours give refugee claimants and service providers a chance to:

  • See inside an actual refugee hearing room at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) in cities across the country
  • Meet a staff person of the Refugee Protection Division (IRB-RPD)
  • Learn what happens in the hearing room
  • Learn who might participate in a refugee hearing
  • Learn important concepts about refugee law and determination
  • Have a chance to ask questions about the process

Important! READY Tours do not replace good legal advice. Contact a lawyer to help you with your refugee claim.

Tour Details

A READY Tour Coordinator organizes each tour and an IRB-RPD staff person conducts the tour and orientation. Language interpreters can be requested at time of registration, and we will do our best to accommodate.

Select your city for tour locations.

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