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Refugee Rights in Ontario

This website is for front-line workers and advocates who work with refugee claimants and others who have questions about their immigration status in Canada.

Latest Update

Health care and H&C applications sections updated

The federal government has improved the Interim Federal Health Program for refugee claimants. The Supreme Court clarifies what immigration officers must consider when deciding H&C applications.

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The Refugee Claim Process flow chart shows the key stages of a claim from when it is made to final decision.

Your Refugee Hearing lets refugee claimants take an online tour of a hearing room in Toronto and find information to help them prepare for a hearing.


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