Your Guide to Immigrating to Canada as a Refugee in 2021

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Your Guide to Immigrating to Canada as a Refugee in 2021

Other than the economic and family classes, there are two different immigration categories in Canada that you may not be aware of: Refugees and Protected Persons and Humanitarian. Those fleeing harsh circumstances in their home countries are among Canada’s high immigrant admittance priorities.

In response to the recent upheaval in Afghanistan, Canada has recently created an immigration program to assist up to 20,000 Afghan nationals in relocating to the country!

If you think you can benefit from this kind of program, it would be best to look at how to come to Canada as a refugee in 2021. We will delve into your options further in this article.

1. Apply for Refugee Status while in Canada

If you fear torture, a risk to your life, or cruel or unusual treatment or punishment in your home country, you may be allowed to seek refugee protection from within Canada. 

You must file your refugee application from within Canada. If you entered Canada across the Canada-United States border, your claim might be denied. According to a Canada-US agreement, people who wish to file a refugee claim must do so in the first safe country they arrive in. If you arrive in the United States first, this regulation does not apply to you and you can still apply for Canadian refugee status if you have family here.

Canada will decide whether or not your application should be referred to the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB). The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is an impartial tribunal that makes rulings on Immigration and refugee issues.

2. Re-establish Yourself As a Refugee in Canada

Because you won’t be allowed to apply directly to live in Canada, you’ll need to be referred to immigrate to Canada as a refugee. If you are referred, you must complete an application package to apply as a Convention Refugee or a Humanitarian-Protected Person in another country. You must also pass a medical screening as well as a security and criminal background check. You can get a recommendation from either the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or a private sponsorship organization.

  • Convention Refugees  

Convention refugees can be sponsored by the government of Canada (government-assisted refugees), a group of persons or an organization (privately funded refugees), or a combination of both after being referred (blended visa office-referred refugees).

  • Country of Asylum Refugees 

One can privately sponsor refugees from the Country of Asylum Class after being referred.

3. Become a Refugee with the Help of a Sponsor

To seek sponsorship as a refugee, you must go through the UN Refugee Agency or a private sponsor for resettlement. After that, a Canadian visa officer will determine if you match the primary resettlement conditions and admit you to Canada.

You can be sponsored to immigrate to Canada as a refugee via Private Sponsorship or The BVOR (Blended Visa Office-Referred) Program.

4. Afghan Resettlement Outside of Afghanistan

The Taliban recently took over Afghanistan’s democratically elected government by force. Canada has pledged to resettle 20,000 Afghan people residing outside of Afghanistan and will continue to assist them in any way possible. The focus of a specific humanitarian effort will be on relocating people such as oppressed religious minorities, LGBTI individuals, and intimate family members of one of the above.

5. LGBTQ2 Refugee Resettlement immigration agency

Canada has a long history of providing refuge to the world’s most vulnerable peoples and assisting in their resettlement. This covers people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or two-spirit (LGBTQ2). 

The Rainbow Refugee Society receives support from Canada, which helps refugees persecuted because of their sexual orientation. The Society collaborates with sponsors to sponsor LGBTQ2 refugees to come to Canada.

Seek Refuge in Canada with Bright Immigration

It’s vital to remember that refugees do not immigrate to Canada in the traditional sense. Instead, refugee agencies direct them to Canada for resettlement and sponsorship. If you do not meet the criteria for refugee status, you can still move to Canada by meeting the conditions of an immigration program.

Talk to an immigration expert to make the process fast and smooth. Bright Immigration is an immigration agency in Canada that helps aspiring immigrants find the easiest way to locate the program they qualify for. If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm, please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472.

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Expert help, expert care

Our professionals make the difference. Our representatives are recognized by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council and Law Society of Upper Canada. We are guided by our commitment to professionalism, ethics, and belief in providing our client with access to quality legal care and immigration help. You can rest assured that you are well represented and protected when you choose Bright.
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