The Canadian refugee system has two main parts:
1. The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Programc: This program is for people who need protection from outside Canada. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) along with private sponsors and identifies refugees for resettlement. Private sponsors across the country also help resettle refugees to Canada. The private sponsors sign the sponsorship agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees. These groups are known as Sponsorship Agreement Holders. The Blended Visa Office- Referred (BVOR) Program matches refugees identified by the UNHR with the private sponsors in Canada. As per Canadian law resettlement cases should be carefully screened. This makes sure that there are no issues related to security, criminality or health.
2. The In-Canada Asylum Program: This program is for people making refugee protection claims from within Canada. The asylum program works to provide refugee protection to people in Canada who:
• Have a well-founded fear of persecution.
• Are at risk of torture or unusual punishment in their home countries.
People are not eligible to claim this program if they have been convicted of serious criminal offenses or pad previous refugee claims already denied by Canada.
We at IMIGRIM have a skilled team of ICCRC – CRCIC Consultants and Lawyers with decades of experience in offering the best possible immigration advice and representation to thousands of pleased clientele who are now regarded as Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada.
If you are looking to explore the various Immigration programs currently offered by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (CIC) feel free to contact us to discuss your eligibility.