Foreign nationals or permanent residents maybe detained by the (CBSA) Canada Border Services Agency for immigration reasons. They will have to appear before the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada for detention reviews. They may detain (hold) a foreign national or permanent resident, if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person:

*  is a danger to the public

*  is inadmissible - that is, not allowed to enter or remain in Canada - for 

   security reasons, or for violating human or international rights

*  has not established his or her identity to their satisfaction (this only         

   applies to foreign nationals)


The person may be held in a minimum-security immigration holding center or in a provincial correctional facility. If you require responsible counsel please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Appeals Representation: 

*  Sponsorship

*  Removal Order

*  Residency Obligation

*  Minister’s Appeal



The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for making well-reasoned decisions on immigration and refugee matters, efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law.