A person in Canada who is fleeing persecution or danger from his or her country of origin may consider making a refugee claim within Canada. Refugee claims typically require (some) corroborating evidence as well as credible testimony from the applicant and the applicant’s supporting witnesses.

Refugee claims can be difficult and failed claims typically result in the applicant being deported. For these reasons, a refugee claim should not be made without proper consideration of the legal pros and cons. That being said, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada considers it suspicious when a refugee claimant fails to make a claim in a timely manner. For that reason, if you have a good claim, you should make it as quickly as reasonably possible.

I am happy to assist with a refugee claim or to provide advice to a client who is considering making such a claim. For more information, please contact my office.