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.
If you’re affected by Hurricane Dorian
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
Who can claim asylum, the asylum process and latest news
Who can sponsor refugees, forms, processing times and what to do after you apply
Apply in Canada as a refugee if you fear persecution or if you are in danger if you return to your home country
Who can be sponsored as a refugee, what to do after you apply and what to expect when you get to Canada
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
Find out what Canada did to welcome Syrian refugees, read stories from the journey, see key figures, and learn how Canadians got involved
Appeal process for refugees inside Canada and the role of the Refugee Appeal Division
Access health care, get help to adjust to Canada, financial help and refugee rights
Asylum claimants processed by CBSA, IRCC and RCMP
Stay safe from immigration fraud, such as marriage or document fraud, and email and Internet scams
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