My Refugee Claim is for refugee claimants
Refugee claimants are people seeking refugee protection in Canada.
People who leave their home country due to persecution and ask for protection in another country are called asylum seekers. In Canada, asylum seekers are called refugee claimants.
On arrival in Canada, refugee claimants begin a complex journey in their quest for refugee protection. If they get refugee protection, they are eligible to apply for permanent residence. Refugee claimants are not Government Assisted Refugees or Privately Sponsored Refugees, who receive permanent residence on arrival in Canada.
My Refugee Claim is created and delivered by frontline workers, legal experts, and people with refugee claimant experience to make refugee protection more accessible for refugee claimants.
My Refugee Claim resources
If you are a refugee claimant in Canada, the Orientation Booklet and MyRefugeeClaim.ca are for you, to help you get informed, connected, and prepared. These resources do not replace good legal advice.
If you are a settlement/community worker, lawyer, other legal representative, or concerned Canadian, use these resources with refugee claimants as you accompany them on their journey.
My Refugee Claim resources support the refugee claimant journey
This simplified graphic highlights where the My Refugee Claim resources best support the refugee claimant in their journey. The graphic does not express the complexities of the refugee protection process.
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Ongoing gratitude for the following partners and funders who make My Refugee Claim possible.
How you can help
You can help refugee claimants be informed, connected, and prepared by improving My Refugee Claim resources.
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Based in Vancouver, BC, the Kinbrace community welcomes refugee claimants with wrap-around wellbeing supports including housing, companionship, employment, and public legal education resources. Our vision for each refugee claimant is a world of welcome, a community of belonging, and a life of opportunity.