Irregular border crossings and asylum in Canada

The Government of Canada works to protect the integrity of our border and the security of our country while providing refuge to people in need of our protection. When asylum seekers come to Canada and ask for protection, we apply our strict policies and procedures to each case. Find out more about the process.

Claiming Refugee Status in Canada: What You Need to Know

There are specific requirements to be considered a refugee. Not having or losing Temporary Protected Status in the U.S. is not grounds for a refugee claim. And Canada does not have any special programs for people with Temporary Protected Status.

Learn the facts about Canada’s refugee system before you put the life you built at risk.

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