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Canada has a humanitarian tradition to accept refugees from all over the world, and has one of the most sophisticated Refugee Determination systems.
Here's a primer on the refugee determination process in Canada.
How do I make a refugee claim?
You can make a refugee claim 3 ways:
What is a convention refugee?
In general, 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 is either:
When do I cease to be a convention refugee?
You can cease to be a convention refugee if:
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What are the grounds for persecution?
There are five grounds of persecution found in the definition of Convention refugee. These grounds are race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. If you can't fit your claim into one of these five grounds, you can't make a successful claim.
Who is not eligible to make a refugee claim in Canada?
A person who makes a claim at a port of entry or at a Canadian Immigration Centre in Canada is not eligible to make a refugee claim if a Senior Immigration Officer determines that:
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