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Applying for permanent residence

A refugee whose claim has been accepted can:

  • Apply for permanent resident status
  • Begin the process to bring immediate family members to Canada
  • Apply for a health card under the Ontario Health Insurance Program (OHIP).

Timelines

There is no deadline to apply for status as a permanent resident, but it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. Processing time is long. It is not unusual to wait two years or more.

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