Canada is a diverse and multicultural country which acknowledges its duties under The 1951 Refugee Convention and 1967 Protocol.
Our immigration and refugee lawyers are determine to lend a hand to individuals who seek protection in Canada. We welcome refugees in Canada with open arms.
You can count on Shory Law to take on and fight through the legal hurdles you may face as you seek refugee protection in Canada. We understand and adhere to Canada’s evolving regulations around refugee protection claims. From applying and submitting your Basis of Claim form, to appearing at your refugee hearing, our law firm can help you every step of the way.
Who qualifies for refugee protection in Canada?
If you can no longer return to your home country because you fear persecution due to your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion, you may qualify for protection.
Sometimes, individuals do not qualify for refugee protection. In these instances, one may still qualify for protection in Canada because you face a danger, believed on substantial grounds to exist, of torture within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention Against Torture or a risk to life or to a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment if:
- You are unable or, because of that risk, unwilling to avail themself of the protection of that country
- The risk would be faced 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
Our Immigration and Refugee Protection Philosophy
As immigration and refugee lawyers, our main focus of attention is always with respect to our client and their family. Our relationships with our clients are built on a foundation of addressing their needs and concerns. You can count on our strategic planning and effective legal solutions.
- 20 +Years of Experience
- Focus on Immigration Cases
How can we help?
Our immigration and refugee lawyers primarily practice in immigration and refugee law. We can help you understand the legal technicalities in detail. We always discuss your options without biased judgment or prejudice.
- If our assessment results in you have a potential claim for refugee protection in Canada, here is how we can help:
- Fill in immigration, citizenship, and refugee-related forms such as the Basis of Claim form.
- Prepare the Claimant’s Record in preparation of the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) hearing
- Offer reliable representation at your RPD (Refugee Protection Division) hearing.
We believe in a personalized and professional approach to help you file your refugee claim without added stress. Our partnerships in the community can help you with dealing with day-to-day issues as you complete your claim. This includes various social workers, mental health professionals, and access to interpreters and translators when necessary.
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How long does the refugee process in Canada take?
If you are making a claim for refugee or protection in Canada, the waiting time depends on a number of factors including any backlogs in the refugee system in Canada. Contact Shory Law to receive qualified guidance and direction with regards to updated processing times for scheduling refugee hearings and interviews.
What happens after a refugee claim is accepted?
If your refugee claim has been accepted, it is highly recommended that you begin the process of applying for Permanent Residency in Canada as a member of the Protected Person Class.
What happens to refugees who are refused?
If your application for refugee protection in Canada has been refused you may have a right of appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division. If your Appeal is refused, you may have grounds to pursue the matter further to the Federal Court of Canada. If you do not have a right of Appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division, then you may still choose to pursue the matter further to the Federal Court of Canada.
If you do not want to appeal the decision or go to the Federal Court of Canada, you may have able to pursue a humanitarian and compassionate application if there are best interest of the child concerns.
Lastly, if you do not want to pursue the above options, you are expected to eventually go back to your country of origin.