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The Refugee Claim Process Resources are for refugee claimants and their service providers. It educates, guides, and supports refugee claimants who are preparing for their refugee hearings.
To start a refugee claim in Canada you will need to show who you are and why you are asking for protection.
The refugee claim process is complex and involves many forms and documents. This resource explains the different documents.
In order to apply for Refugee Protection from within Canada, you must fill out and submit a number of important forms.
It is important to gather evidence that supports your claim including why you are personally at risk.
Settlement Orientation Services (SOS) runs weekly orientation sessions for refugee claimants covering information on health and settlement services.
The hearing will last approximately 3.5 hours where you will be asked questions about information stated in the Basis of Claim Form.
Learn about the Refugee Claim process, how to apply for social assistance, what health resources are available and more through our video series.
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.
Here are a few related resources to help you in your journey and achieve your goals.