June 22, 2017

Refugees and asylum

Apply for refugee status from within Canada, find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee or find refugee services in Canada

Sponsor a refugee

Who can sponsor refugees, forms, processing times and what to do after you apply

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Refugees from outside Canada

Who can be sponsored as a refugee, what to do after you apply and what to expect when you get to Canada

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Claim refugee protection from inside Canada

Apply in Canada as a refugee if you fear persecution or if you are in danger if you return to your home country

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Helping Syrian refugees

Find out what Canada did to welcome Syrian refugees, read stories from the journey, see key figures, and learn how Canadians got involved

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How Canada’s refugee system works

Learn about the two programs to help refugees claim protection from outside and inside Canada, how we help refugees and other newcomers settle and integrate

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Find services for refugees in Canada

Access health care, get help to adjust to Canada, financial help and refugee rights

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Appeal a refugee claim

Appeal process for refugees inside Canada and the role of the Refugee Appeal Division

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Protect yourself from fraud

Stay safe from immigration fraud, such as marriage or document fraud, and email and Internet scams

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Key figures on asylum claims

Asylum claimants processed by CBSA, IRCC and RCMP

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World Refugee Day

Find stories of how Canada helps the world’s refugees and displaced people, and how they have contributed to Canada

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