Claim refugee protection from inside Canada
Canada offers refugee protection to some people in Canada who fear persecution or who would be in danger if they had to leave. Some dangers they may face include torture, a risk to their life or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. If you feel you could face one of these risks if you go back to your home country or the country where you normally live, you may be able to seek protection in Canada as a refugee.
Definitions of convention refugees and persons in need of protection, role of the Immigration and Refugee Board and arriving via the Canada-United States border
Forms, where to apply and appearing for a hearing
What to do after your claim is accepted or rejected
Find out which countries have been designated
How to avoid becoming a victim of immigration fraud, such as marriage fraud, document fraud and email and internet scams
Stories from former refugees
Watch inspirational stories from former refugees about coming to Canada.
Immigrant services in your area
Our interactive map will help you to search for immigrant services in your area.
Canada: A History of Refuge
Visit our online refugee exposition to learn more about refugees in Canada.
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