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Appeals & Refugee Cases - Your Path to Justice and Protection

Seeking refuge in a new land can be overwhelming. At GIIS, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Canada's doors are open to those who face persecution, and with our experienced team by your side, you can navigate the Refugee Claim process with confidence.

Canada has a well-established refugee protection system that is governed by the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) and guided by international obligations, including the 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol. The country has a commitment to provide protection to individuals who qualify as refugees under these legal frameworks.

Who Can Claim Refugee Protection in Canada?

An individual may claim refugee protection in Canada if they fear persecution in their home country due to:

  • Race or ethnicity

  • Religion

  • Political opinion

  • Nationality

  • Membership in a particular social group, such as women or people of a certain sexual orientation.

How to Make a Refugee Claim?

  • At a Port of Entry

  • Inside Canada

What Happens After Making a Claim?

  • Eligibility Interview: Shortly after you claim asylum, an official will determine if your claim is eligible for referral to the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB).

  • Referral to the IRB: If eligible, your case will be forwarded to the IRB, an independent tribunal that makes decisions on immigration and refugee matters.

  • Hearing: A hearing will be scheduled where you can present your case before a member of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the IRB.

  • Decision: The RPD will then make a decision on your claim. If the RPD determines that you are a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection, you may apply for permanent residence.

What if My Claim is Denied?

If your refugee claim is denied, you may have the right to appeal the decision. This can be done through the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) or, in certain cases, the Federal Court of Canada.

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It's important to note that Canada also offers resettlement programs for refugees who are identified and referred by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) or other designated organizations. These refugees are typically processed outside of Canada and, if approved, are provided with resettlement opportunities.

Canada's refugee protection system aims to provide fair and efficient processes while ensuring that those in need of protection are granted the necessary support. The Appeals & Refugee option is your gateway to justice, protection, and a chance for a better future. Whether you're appealing a decision or seeking refuge, our commitment is to provide unwavering support and professional guidance. Begin your journey toward justice and protection today.

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We provide personalized services tailored to your unique situation to ensure you are fully informed and supported throughout the entire process. Our goal is to provide you with the information and resources you need to make a successful application.

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