Refugees are individuals who are forced to flee from their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution and are not able to return to their home country. The fear might be based on various factors including but not limited to religion, race, fear of punishment, political views, membership of a particular political or social group.

Fulfilling its international obligations, the Canadian government recognizes the refugee program. The Canadian refugee system has two main parts:

  • the Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people who need protection from outside Canada; and
  • the In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada.

Depending on the nature of your refugee claim, if the immigration officer or the panel member of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) refuses your claim, you can appeal the decision in the Federal Court.

If you want our professional services and information to make a refugee claim or appeal the negative decision in your refugee claim matter, we invite you to contact our office.