Refugee Claims Program

Refugee protection is conferred on a person when:

  • The person has been determined to be a Convention refugee or a person in similar circumstances under a visa application and becomes a permanent resident under the visa or a temporary resident under a temporary resident permit for protection reasons;
  • The Board determines the person to be a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection; or
  • Except in the case of a person described in subsection 112(3), the Minister allows an application for protection

The Act defines the refugees as Convention refugees or persons in need of protection

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A Convention refugee is a person who, by reason of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion,

  1.  is outside each of their countries of nationality and is unable or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of each of those countries; or
  2. not having a country of nationality, is outside the country of their former habitual residence and is unable or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to return to that country.
A person in need of protection is a person in Canada whose removal to their country or countries of nationality or, if they do not have a country of nationality, their country of former habitual residence, would subject them personally:

  • to a danger, believed on substantial grounds to exist, of torture within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention Against Torture; or
  • to a risk to their life or to a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment if
    • the person is unable or, because of that risk, unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country,
    • the risk would be faced by the person in every part of that country and is not faced generally by other individuals in or from that country,
    • the risk is not inherent or incidental to lawful sanctions, unless imposed in disregard of accepted international standards, and
    • the risk is not caused by the inability of that country to provide adequate health or medical care.
A person referred to in section E or F of Article 1 of the Refugee Convention is not a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
i.e.(E. This Convention shall not apply to a person who is recognized by the competent authorities of the country in which he has taken residence as having the rights and obligations which are attached to the possession of the nationality of that country.

F. The provisions of this Convention shall not apply to any person with respect to whom there are serious reasons for considering that:

  • He has committed a crime against peace, a war crime, or a crime against humanity, as defined in the international instruments drawn up to make provision in respect of such crimes;
  • He has committed a serious non-political crime outside the country of refuge prior to his admission to that country as a refugee;
  • He has been guilty of acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.
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