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People with a well-founded fear of persecution, as well as those at risk of torture or cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, may seek to be admitted to Canada as a refugee. Individuals may apply from outside Canada through the “refugee and Humanitarian resettlement program” or inside Canada through the “in Canada Refugee Protection Program”.
Since November 5, 2011, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has not been accepting new applications for the Source Country Class.
People who are sponsored by the government or by a private group to come to Canada are called resettled refugees. People in this category are granted permanent residency when they arrive in Canada.
The 2 classes of resettled refugees are:
Also, some refugees apply for resettlement in Canada by contacting a local United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office or a Canadian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate.
The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is the division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) that hears claims for refugee protection made in Canada.
As a claimant, you will need to supply evidence and explain yourself in a way that demonstrates your story is true. If you are applying for refugee status, it is strongly recommended that you contact us.
Some aspects of your claim that the member may consider when making a decision include:
The member may tell you whether or not you have been successful at the end of the hearing or later, by mail.
For more information on Refugee Protection, contact us today!