The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) is Canada's largest independent administrative tribunal. It is responsible for resolving immigration and refugee matters efficiently, fairly and in accordance with the law. The IRB decides who needs refugee protection among the thousands of claimants who come to Canada annually.
The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) facilitates the flow of legitimate travellers and trade. The agency also enforces more than 100 acts and regulations that keep our country and Canadians safe.
Rights & Law
The CRT is an independent, quasi-judicial online tribunal that is different from the traditional courtroom model. It offers an accessible, affordable way to resolve many types of civil law disputes without needing a lawyer or attending court. It offers an online dispute resolution process and provides detailed legal information and self-help tools.
The BC Human Rights Tribunal is responsible for dealing with human rights complaints made under the BC Human Rights Code. The tribunal is where you can make a complaint that someone has discriminated against you under the Code.
People who come to the Commission are able to file complaints under two acts – the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Accessible Canada Act.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal decides whether a person or organization has engaged in a discriminatory practice as defined under the Canadian Human Rights Act.
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada provides advice and information for individuals about protecting personal information. They also enforce two federal privacy laws that set out the rules for how federal government institutions and certain businesses must handle personal information.
The Access to Information Act (the Act)gives Canadians the right to request information from federal institutions. If you submitted a request for information to a federal institution under the Act and you are not satisfied with how it was processed, you may file a complaint with the OIC.
Elections Canada is an independent, non-partisan agency headed by the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada, who reports directly to Parliament. The agency has to be prepared at all times to conduct a federal general election, by-election or referendum, administer the political financing provisions of the Canada Elections Act, monitor compliance and enforce electoral legislation.
Elections BC administers provincial general elections, by-elections, recall petitions, initiative petitions, initiative votes, referenda and plebiscites, and oversees campaign financing and advertising rules at the local level.