Helping Syrian refugees

Find out what Canada is doing to welcome Syrian refugees, how this initiative works and how Canadians can get involved

Refugee system in Canada

Programs for people seeking protection and resettlement services

Resettle from outside Canada

Eligibility requirements, resettlement programs, processing times, what to do after you apply and what to expect when you get to Canada

Sponsor a refugee

Sponsorship agreement holders, the Blended Visa Office-Referred Program, groups of five, community sponsors and the Joint Assistance Sponsorship Program




Claim refugee protection from inside Canada

Applications for those who fear persecution or who would be in danger if they had to return to their home country

Find services available to refugees in Canada

Health care, help to adjust to Canada, financial assistance and refugee rights

Appeal a refugee claim

Refugee appeal process for refugees inside Canada and the role of the Refugee Appeal Division

Protect yourself from fraud

How to avoid becoming a victim of immigration fraud, such as marriage fraud, document fraud and email and internet scams




Canada Immigration and Citizenship