If you are fleeing your country because you fear persecution or risk to your life, you can apply for asylum in Canada. If you are granted asylum, you will receive refugee status and the right to stay. To apply for asylum, you must be physically present in Canada or be seeking entry into the country at a port of entry (airport, land border or seaport).
On this website, you will find resources to help you understand the Canadian asylum system – from making a refugee claim to what happens once you’ve claimed asylum.
The information contained here is to be used as a guide and is not legal advice. If you have any questions, please seek legal assistance.