Refugee Assistance In Canada
When already facing a difficult situation and seeking refugee status in Canada, the right legal guidance is vital. An experienced immigration attorney can act as your advocate, guide you each step of the way and work to help you successfully file your claim and plead your case before the Immigration and Refugee Board. Legal Logik’s immigration attorneys have chosen to devote themselves to assisting refugees in obtaining refugee status in Canada. From the friendly handshake at your first meeting through each step of the process, our attorneys will help you understand what is needed, prepare you for each milestone and guide you through obstacles that may arise.
SHOULD YOU CONTACT AN IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY?
HOW CAN A LEGAL LOGIK IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY HELP?
We understand that submitting a refugee claim can be complex and even overwhelming, especially when you are already facing a difficult situation. That’s why our immigration attorneys are here to guide you step by step, bring clarity where there is confusion, and stand by your side as your guide and advocate. Throughout the process, we can help you with any of the following:
- Draft and file an initial application for asylum before the Refugee Protection Division
- Represent you at the hearing before the Refugee Protection Division
- Draft and file an Appeal before the Refugee Appeal Division
- Draft and file an Application for Judicial Review before the Federal Court
- Draft and file a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment Application
- Obtain a Stay of Removal/Deportation
How can I obtain protection in Canada?
Canada offers protection to individuals who fear persecution in another country and are unwilling or unable to return to their country. The Immigration and Refugee Board is the independent tribunal which decides whether a claimant is a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection. If you wish to obtain protection Canada, you must show that you are either a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.
Where can I start the procedure?
You can claim asylum at a port of entry or at an inland IRCC office. A series of documents need to be submitted at that time. If the officer decides that you are eligible, your claim is referred to the Refugee Protection Division at the Immigration and Refugee Board and you will be given a hearing date.
How long does it take to have a hearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board?
Generally, you should have a hearing within 60 days after your claim was referred to the Refugee Protection Division at the Immigration and Refugee Board. If you come from a Designated Country of Origin, your asylum claim might be processed faster.
Can I work or study if I have refugee status?
If you are a refugee claimant, you need a Work Permit and a Social Insurance Number (SIN) to be able to work in Canada. You must first have an approved Work Permit to apply for a SIN. Most refugees can apply for a Work Permit as soon as their claim is referred to the Refugee Protection Division.
Do refugee claimants have access to healthcare?
Refugee claimants and protected persons have access to essential healthcare which is provided through the Federal Interim Health Program (IFHP). They have access to basic health care, which is similar to the basic provincial insurance plan available to Permanent Residents or Citizens. They also have access to supplemental coverage which is similar to the coverage of recipients of social assistance.
What can I do if my refugee claim is rejected?
If your refugee claim before the Refugee Protection Division was rejected, you may be eligible for an appeal before the Refugee Appeal Division. If you cannot appeal before the Refugee Appeal Division, you may challenge the Refugee Protection Division before the Federal Court.