• Before you Start

    To start a refugee claim in Canada you will need to show who you are and why you are asking for protection.

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  • IRCC Documents

    The refugee claim process is complex and involves many forms and documents. This resource explains the different documents.

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  • How to Make a Claim

    In order to apply for Refugee Protection from within Canada, you must fill out and submit a number of important forms.

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  • Refugee Claim Hearing Preparation

    It is important to gather evidence that supports your claim including why you are personally at risk.

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  • Refugee Claimant Workshops

    Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) runs weekly orientation sessions for refugee claimants covering information on health and settlement services.

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  • At the Hearing

    The hearing will last approximately 3.5 hours where you will be asked questions about information stated in the Basis of Claim Form.

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  • Refugee Claim Process Videos

    Learn about the Refugee Claim process, how to apply for social assistance, what health resources are available and more through our video series.

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  • Refugee-related Application Videos

    From finding the correct documents to submitting your work permit application online, SOS offers a step-by-step video series to help you process your refugee claimant application.

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