The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) holds hearings and makes decisions. It has 4 parts, called divisions:
- Immigration Division does admissibility hearings and detention reviews
- Immigration Appeal Division decides appeals from some immigration decisions, including appeals of deportation orders
- Refugee Protection Division decides when a person in Canada is a protected person
- Refugee Appeal Division decides appeals from some decisions made by the Refugee Protection Division
The IRB is separate from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Canada Border Services Agency.