Refugee

For Refugees and persons in need of protection:

Canada has recognized this basic human right since 1951 when it signed the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (the Geneva Convention). The right to life, liberty and security of the person is also enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A refugee is different from an immigrant, in that an immigrant is a person who chooses to settle permanently in another country. Refugees are forced to flee. The following provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act govern the recognition and definition of Refugees:

Convention refugee

 96. A Convention refugee is a person who, by reason of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion,

Canada has gone even further from its obligations as a signatory of the Geneva Convention and has opened more avenues for people in need for protection through the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. The following provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act govern the recognition and definition of persons in need of protection:

97. (1) A person in need of protection is a person in Canada whose removal to their country or countries of nationality or, if they do not have a country of nationality, their country of former habitual residence, would subject them personally

Refugee Determination

To be granted asylum in Canada as a refugee, a person must be outside his or her home country and have a well-founded fear of persecution. According to the Geneva Convention, the fear must not only be well-founded, the persecution must also be based on reasons of race, membership of a particular social group, nationality or political opinion. However, a less restrictive interpretation of the feared persecution may also lead to refugee status. For example, Canada recognizes that women can be persecuted because of their gender and that the definition of a refugee should be interpreted to also include this form of persecution. There are a variety of circumstances that can make a person a refugee. These are some example:

Resettlement is bringing refugees to Canada from outside the country. Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) resettles individuals and families based on referrals from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), other referral organizations, and private sponsorship groups. Contact us for the evaluation of your application.

Whether you have already claimed refugee status and are in any stage of your application, or you have not yet made your claim. Even IF you are facing a removal order as a result of a negative decision by the Immigration and Refugee Board, Refugee Protection Division or the CIC, we might be able to help. You may Contact Us or you can fill out the free immigration evaluation form and wait for our staff our staff will contact you.

Contact us today and ask for your eligibility for Canadian visa or immigration plans. You may fill out the free immigration evaluation form and after we assess your eligibility our staff will contact you.

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