Claim refugee status inside Canada:

Start your refugee claim at a port of entry

Or Send your email to


If you feel you could face one of these risks if you go back to your home country or the country where you normally live, you may be able to seek protection in Canada as a refugee. Some dangers they may face include

  • torture
  • risk to their life
  • risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment
IRCC launched a New Online refugee Application (eApp) On September 13, 2022 for Those who live in Canada to make a refugee claim can do so online through the new eApp. According to IRCC, through this secure platform, individuals can submit their documents and those of their family members who are also in Canada.