AND HUMANTARIAN GROUNDS
has always been at the forefront to offer refugee status to
individuals who face danger in their country of citizenship.
Such people may include individuals who are at risk to their
life or a risk of cruel treatment or punishment in their
you are in Canada and a removal may result in persecution or
a cruel punishment, you may be able to seek protection in
Canada as a refugee from within Canada.
groups and organizations can also sponsor refugees or persons
who are living in refugee-like situations. Such sponsors
commit themselves to working with refugees for their
successful settlement in Canada during the first twelve
months after their arrival and provide them with basic
financial, emotional support and settlement assistance.
these private groups who can sponsor refugees or persons
living in refugee-like situations is the “Group of Five”
or “G5”. This means that a group of five or more Canadian
citizens or permanent residents can submit an application to
Citizenship and Immigration Canada to sponsor refugees or
persons who are in a refugee-like situation to resettle in
Canada and begin a new life. A Group of Five is usually a
onetime group that is formed to respond to a specific
situation regarding the sponsored refugees.
all cases, refugees must show that they do not have the
possibility of a solution to their problems if they continue
living in their country of nationality or country of
residence, and view Canada as a durable solution to their
situation. Eligible individuals and their families must have
valid travel documents.
refugees abroad: a person who meets the definition of Convention refugee, who is
living outside Canada and is seeking admission to Canada
for resettlement purposes.
- Country of
asylum class: a person is outside of his or her country of nationality but
continues having problems as a result of civil war, armed
conflict or violation of human rights
country class: a person is living in his or her country of citizenship but is
seriously affected by civil war or armed conflict in that
country, and suffers a deprivation of his or her right of
freedom of expression, dissent or belonging to a trade
union and because of that has been detained or imprisoned.
you or your family members are in a situation like this and
are at risk of life or cruel treatment or punishment, please Contact
Us and we may be able to represent you in your
application to claim refugee settlement in Canada provided
you meet all the eligibility requirements.