canex immigration
Manitoba Business Investor Stream member logo
Canada Immigration
Canada Immigration
Consultation & Advice
Enter Your Phone No
Enter Your Country Name
Enter Verification Code

Refugee Immigration

Refugee Immigration Canada:

Refugees and persons in need of protection are people within or outside Canada who fear persecution and going back to their home country. In keeping with its humanitarian tradition and international obligations, Canada protects thousands of people each year. Canadian citizens and permanent residents can also sponsor refugees from abroad who qualify to come to Canada.

Canada is recognized around the world for its leadership in offering safe heaven to people who need refugee protection.
Refugees bring their experiences, hopes and dreams to Canada to help build an even richer and more prosperous society for us all.
Canada provides protection to those who make refugee protection claims in Canada, resettles refugees from abroad and takes part in international actions to help prevent refugee situations from developing.

The refugee system in Canada:

Tradition of humanitarian action:

Our compassion and fairness are a source of great pride for Canadians.

These values are at the core of our domestic refugee protection system and our resettlement program. Both programs have long been praised by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Refugees are people who have fled their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution, and who are therefore unable to return home. Many refugees come from war-torn countries and have seen unthinkable horrors.

A refugee is different from an immigrant, in that an immigrant is a person who chooses to settle permanently in another country. Refugees are forced to flee.

Canadian refugee protection programs:

The Canadian refugee system has two main parts:

  • the Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program, for people seeking protection from outside Canada and
  • the In-Canada Asylum Program for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada.

Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program:

There are an estimated 15.4 million refugees in the world today. Countries with resettlement programs resettle about 100,000 refugees from abroad each year. Of that number, Canada annually takes in one out of every 10, through the government-assisted and privately sponsored refugee programs.

Refugees selected for resettlement to Canada have often fled their homes because of unimaginable hardship and have, in many cases, been forced to live in refugee camps for many years. When they arrive in Canada, they basically pick up the pieces of their lives and start over again.

As a member of the international community, Canada helps find solutions to prolonged and emerging refugee situations and helps emerging democracies try to solve many of the problems that create refugee populations. To do this, Canada works closely with the United Nations Refugee Agency.

In May 2007, for example, Canada committed to resettling up to 5,000 Bhutanese refugees and later expanded that commitment to resetting 6,500 refugees. As of June 30, 2013, more than 5,500 Bhutanese have already arrived in Canada.

Canada also continues to resettle Iraqi refugees. The Government of Canada has resettled more than 18,200 Iraqi refugees (as of December 2013) and is on track to meet its commitment of resettling 20,000 Iraqis by 2015.

In keeping with Canada’s proud humanitarian and compassionate traditions, individuals and families selected under the Government-Assisted Refugees (GAR) program are provided with immediate and essential services and income support under the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) to assist in helping them become established in Canada.

This support is normally available for up to one year but may extend up to two years for refugees with special needs.

The Resettlement Assistance Program provides income support to government-assisted refugees and offers other essential services such as:

  • welcoming at the point of entry
  • temporary housing
  • help to find permanent housing
  • other settlement services, including financial assistance.

These resettlement services are in addition to settlement services and programs funded by CIC to help all newcomers, including refugees, settle and integrate into their new communities. The amount of monthly income support provided to government-assisted refugees is based on current provincial social assistance rates. It provides the minimum amount required to cover only the most basic food and shelter needs until the refugees are able to support themselves.

Private sponsors across the country also help resettle refugees to Canada. Some are organized to do so on an ongoing basis and have signed sponsorship agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees from abroad when they resettle in Canada. These organizations are known as sponsorship agreement holders. They can sponsor refugees themselves or work with others in the community to sponsor refugees. Other sponsors, known as Groups of Five and Community Sponsors, are groups  in the community who are not involved on an ongoing basis but have come together to sponsor refugees on one or two occasions.

In Canada Asylum Program:

Refugees come from around the world and many make their claims in Canada. The number of people arriving varies from year to year. In 2013, more than 10,380 people came to Canada and made an asylum claim.

The asylum program works to provide refugee protection to people in Canada who have a well-founded fear of persecution or are at risk of torture, or cruel or unusual punishment in their home countries.

Not everyone is eligible to seek asylum. For example, people convicted of serious criminal offences and people who have had previous refugee claims denied by Canada are not eligible to make a claim.

Integration services:

Refugees—resettled from overseas or granted protection in Canada often do not have the resources to easily establish themselves. All refugees are entitled to basic health services and settlement support.

Resettled refugees get initial assistance from either the federal government, the Province of Quebec, or private sponsors (organizations or groups of people in Canada).

These programs are a key part of helping refugees and other newcomers settle in Canada. This is why, since 2006, the Government of Canada has tripled immigrant settlement funding.

CIC’s also funds a Settlement Program that supports newcomers in a variety of ways  by providing services that help them settle and adapt to life in Canada. CIC works with provinces, territories and service provider organizations in delivering these services, which include:

  • information and orientation services to better understand life in Canada and make informed decisions about the settlement experience; this includes overseas in-person service through Canadian Orientation Abroad available in several countries as well as in-Canada products and services,
  • needs assessment and referral activities to increase newcomers’ awareness of their settlement needs and link newcomers to CIC-funded and community settlement services,
  • language training in English and French, so newcomers have the language skills to function in Canada,
  • help finding employment that matches newcomers’ skills and education and,
  • support services which help newcomers access settlement services, such as child-care, transportation assistance; translation; interpretation; and short-term/crisis counselling to deal with settlement issues.


Reviews For Refugee Immigration

Review User
Overall Rating : Rating Reviewed On 28 May 2020
I am fully satisfied with your service...Your service is faultless and I am glad to recommend you.
Review User
Overall Rating : Rating Reviewed On 27 May 2020
I am very impressed with how quickly your support team response and the service that they give.Thanks.
Review User
Amisha Singh
Overall Rating : Rating Reviewed On 26 May 2020
Thanks so much for all the work you put in, it seems to be great now into a fantastic service.
Review User
Overall Rating : Rating Reviewed On 25 May 2020
You are excellent and efficient service.I am very satisfied and proud to recommend you.
Review User
Overall Rating : Rating Reviewed On 24 May 2020
Thank you so much for your quick response and thoughtful explanation.
Post a Review
Canex Immigration are specialist in Visa and Immigration services for Skilled Workers, Business Class intending to invest in Canada, Family immigration, Work Permit Visas, Canada Student Visas. We has served people from around the World, majorly from INDIA, SRI LANKA, BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN, MIDDLE EAST, SAUDI ARABIA, KUWAIT, DUBAI, NIGERIA, PHILLIPPINES. We offer Counseling, Free Evaluation and assessment services.
Apply Online