A refugee is someone who has been forced to leave their country or place of permanent residence due to war, persecution, or natural disaster. Canada offers protection to those who have a well-founded fear of torture or unusual punishment for reasons of:
Canada is a member of the United Nations 1951 Geneva Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. This convention protects refugees from being forced to go back to their country where they would face persecution.
For more information on seeking refugee status, please contact us.