TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 30, 2015) - Canada Border Services Agency

A vendor has been awarded the contract to provide an Immigration Holding Centre (IHC) for the Greater Toronto Region. The contract was awarded to Corbel Management Corp (Corbel) by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) through a competitive process. The contract being announced today will help the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) deliver its National Detention Program in a more effective and sustainable manner, and will improve consistency and stability for detainees.

An IHC is a CBSA-administered detention facility where lower-risk immigration detainees are held. Corbel will provide the facility, which will be renovated to meet modernized design requirements, as well as provide housekeeping, maintenance and food services. The Centre will have capacity for 188 detainees, with additional temporary surge capacity for another 50 people. This will ensure that the CBSA continues to have a facility in the Region for lower-risk detainees.

Quick Facts

  • The contract, valued at $37,846,374 including HST, will provide funding for the IHC which includes an upgraded facility and the provision of services. The service delivery begins January 1, 2017. The contract term ends March 31, 2027. The vendor has between contract award and January 1, 2017 to complete the design requirements.

  • The CBSA works with many stakeholders including the Canadian Red Cross and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Canada to monitor and improve immigration detention conditions.

  • In addition to the Toronto facility, the CBSA has immigration holding centres in Laval and Vancouver.


"This contract award is one of the many steps the CBSA is taking to continue to improve the capacity to monitor and control the care of lower-risk immigration detainees in the Toronto region."

Goran Vragovic, CBSA Regional Director General, Greater Toronto Area Region

"Safe and appropriate immigration detention facilities are essential for the CBSA to carry out its mandate. This tender will help secure a modern, appropriate facility that will meet the needs of the Agency, our stakeholders, and our detainees."

Monik Beauregard, Director General, Enforcement and Intelligence Programs Directorate

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Contact Information:

CBSA Media Relations
Greater Toronto Area