Immigration to Canada > Federal Court and Immigration and Refugee Board Hearings > Admissibility Hearings
Where a person in Canada, is alleged to be inadmissible, or has allegedly breached the terms and conditions under which they were allowed to be in Canada, an immigration official will have to determine whether those allegations are true.
In many instances, an immigration officer makes a decision concerning admissibility after an interview, often at the airport or border, when the person tried to enter Canada. In these cases, there is no hearing.
In other cases, usually where the issues are more complicated, the decision of admissibility will be made by a member of the IRB The Board member holds a hearing, which is called an Admissibility Hearing, before deciding whether or not the allegations are true.