It is a basic and fundamental human right to be entitled to protection from persecution.  Those fleeing persecution can apply for protection in Canada. The refugee process in Canada can be very complex, especially for those who are not familiar with Canadian immigration laws and procedures. We are here to guide you on every step of your way to ensure that you submit a complete and compelling application for protection in Canada.

We can assist you with the following applications:

Refugee Claims and Hearings

Canada is a signatory to the Refugee Convention of 1959. To fulfil its international obligations under the Convention, Canada provides safe haven for individuals deemed persecuted on the grounds of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.

Claims for refugee protection can be made at Ports of Entry (POE) or inside Canada. A claim for protection can also be made outside of Canada at a Canadian Embassy or an UNHCR office.

Depending on whether you claim your protection at a POE or inside Canada, different timelines for submitting your claim and all of the supporting documents will apply. Please contact us to discuss your options of claiming refugee protection.

Refugee Appeal Devision (RAD) Appeals

Should your refugee claim be denied, you can challenge this negative finding by submitting a paper-based application to the Refugee Appeal Division. Please note there are strict timelines that you have to conform to in order to appeal your negative decision. We advise that you contact your immigration lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that you do not lose your appeal rights.

Judicial Review

If your refugee claim was denied and you are not eligible to appeal this decision to the Refugee Appeal Division or if your appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division was denied, you may file an Application for Leave and Judicial Review of this decision at the Federal Court of Canada. Given that there are very strict timelines to apply for Judicial Review, you are advised to contact your immigration lawyer as soon as possible to identify the grounds for the appeal and to ensure that you are still eligible to challenge the negative decision of your refugee claim.

Contact us for your FREE 15-minute consultation to discuss your refugee case with us in detail.

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