Canadian Refugee Protection Program

Canadian Refugee Protection Program

The Canadian refugee protection program has two main categories:

  • The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking protection from outside Canada
  • In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada

People making refugee claim from within Canada

People who can be resettled from outside Canada fall into two classes.

    1) Convention Refugee Abroad Class

    You may be in this class if you:

  • are outside your home country; and
  • cannot return there due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on:
    •     race,
    •     religion,
    •     political opinion,
    •     nationality, or
    •     membership in a particular social group, such as women or people with a particular sexual orientation.
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You Must Also be:

2) Country of Asylum Class

You may be in this class if you:

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