glossary

evidence

Evidence is used to prove a fact or to persuade someone who's making a decision, like an immigration officer or a member of the Immigration and Refugee Board. There are different types of evidence, for example:

  • information witnesses give at a hearing
  • documents, such as letters or reports
  • photographs

If you make a refugee claim or an application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, you need to provide evidence to show why your claim or application should succeed.

Police and immigration authorities gather evidence when they think someone may have done something wrong or committed a crime. This type of evidence includes property they find when they're doing a search and statements that people make.

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