Irregular border crossings and asylum in Canada
The Government of Canada works to protect the integrity of our border and the security of our country while providing refuge to people in need of our protection. When asylum seekers come to Canada and ask for protection, we apply our strict policies and procedures to each case. Find out more about the process.
Beware of misleading or false information about claiming refugee status in Canada.
There are private individuals and organizations who may be providing false or misleading information on claiming asylum in Canada.
Claiming asylum is not a free ticket into Canada. If you cross the U.S. border into Canada outside of a port of entry, you are breaking the law and you could be putting yourself at risk.
There are specific requirements to be considered a refugee and if you do not meet them, you will be asked to leave or be removed.
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