Refugee law

Part of Legal Aid Ontario's Law Facts website, this section has information about the process for making a claim for refugee protection in Canada, which changed on December 15, 2012. These changes are the result of Bill C-31, the federal government's new federal refugee and immigration legislation. The information in this website is divided into six categories that outline what you need to make a refugee claim, important deadlines you will need to keep in mind, and resources to get you started:

  • Overview
  • Timelines
  • Checklist of documents for your claim
  • Designated countries of origin
  • Completing your Basis of Claim (BOC) form
  • Links and resources