Those seeking Canada’s protection can make a Refugee Claim if they are in Canada. A refugee is a person who fears persecution in their home country or usual country of residence on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group. Refugee status can also be established if a person can show a risk to their life or of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, or a risk of torture in their home country. The risk faced by a person claiming refugee status must be personal in nature, not a generalized risk, for which the police in the refugee claimants home country are unable or unwilling to protect the claimant from.
Claims made by Refugee claimants already in Canada are heard before the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). The IRB/RPD is Canada’s largest independent administrative tribunal which acts like a court to decide who will be granted refugee status.
You are in the right place if you consider yourself a refugee and would like to seek Canada’s protection or you will like to appeal a negative RPD decision