Claim refugee status from inside Canada: About the process

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.

Refugee status

Canada offers refugee protection to some people in Canada who fear persecution or who would be in danger if they had to leave. Some dangers they may face include

If you feel you could face one of these risks if you go back to your home country or the country where you normally live, you may be able to seek protection in Canada as a refugee.

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