Irregular border crossings and asylum in Canada
We are working to protect the integrity of our border and the security of our country while providing refuge to people in need of protection.
When asylum seekers come to Canada and ask for protection, we apply our strict policies and procedures to each case.
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The requirements to become a refugee in Canada remain the same.
- You can’t make a refugee claim at a Canadian embassy, high commission, consulate, consulate general or honorary consulate.
- To become a refugee in Canada, see our current process.
Services and information
What asylum is for and how the process works
Managing the border, processing claims and Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Force
RCMP interceptions and asylum claims for 2017 and 2018 by port of entry
Take a quiz about irregular border crossing to Canada
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