Refugee protection

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

CIC’s Refugee Programs

Each year, millions of people from around the world are forced to flee their homeland to escape persecution, war or severe human rights abuses. Canada helps those in need through:

  • Resettlement from overseas
  • Protection from within Canada
  • See these programs in action by viewing our videos.

Overview of asylum claims made in Canada

Overview of resettlement from overseas

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