An Analysis of Immigration and Refugee Law Services in Canada

COVERAGE OF IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW ISSUES
Stage Activity Legal Aid Coverage
Port of Entry S. 20 Admissibility Interviews No
Eligibility Determinations No
Inland Claims S. 27 Inland Violations of the Act No
Eligibility Determinations No
Convention Refugee Determination Division  Personal information form preparation Yes
Determination Hearings
(preparation and attendance)
Yes
Other Hearings
(preparation and attendance)
Yes
Immigration Appeal Division Appeals Yes
Adjudication Immigration Inquiries Yes
Detention Hearings
(first and other instances)
Yes
Humanitarian/Compassionate Applications Yes (but only to a limited extent)
PDRCC Applications Yes (but only to a limited extent)
Danger Opinions* Submissions to the Minister No
Federal Court Judicial Review and Appeals Yes
Supreme Court Appeals Yes (although this is very rare)
International Tribunals Appeals No

* Formerly Appeals to Citizenship and Immigration Minister.

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