The Canadian Refugee System
Refugees and persons needing protection are people in or outside Canada who
fear returning to their country of nationality or habitual residence. In
keeping with its humanitarian tradition and international obligations, Canada
provides protection to thousands of people every year.
Through its refugee protection system, Canada offers safe haven to persons
with a well-founded fear of persecution, as well as those at risk of torture
or cruel and unusual treatment or punishment. Canada's refugee protection
system consists of two main components:
- The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking
protection from outside Canada; and
- The In-Canada Refugee Protection Process, for persons making refugee
protection claims from within Canada.
Please contact us
for more information regarding the Canadian refugee system.