Canada Refugee Asylum & Humanitarian Assessment

Canada Refugee Asylum

Canada Refugee Immigration

In Canada, Refugee Asylum is a welcome relief for those in need. Canada seeks to help those who are in danger of torture or cruel treatment, or whose lives are at risk by offering asylum to those with legitimate claims and need for protection.

Our role at Ferreira-Wells is to provide caring and sensitive support to the refugee claimant in every way possible, and provide the best representation in their application for Refugee Protection in Canada.

Please note that we are only able to assist refugee applicants who are able to arrive in Canada, as we regrettably are not equipped to work with clients who are unable to travel to Canada.

The claimant must face a substantial danger of torture, a risk to their life or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, not faced by everyone in their country, and not part of lawful sanctions or inadequate health / medical care. They must be unable or unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country, and are fearful of returning to their own country. They must not be safe in any part of their country.

Canada uses a definition of Refugee from the 1951 Geneva Convention, which states a refugee is someone who is outside their home country and has a well-founded fear of being persecuted for one of the Refugee Convention grounds: race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Canada also allows claims on the basis of persecution for gender or sexual orientation.

If you feel that you need to make a refugee claim, and are already in Canada or are able to travel to Canada (to the metro Toronto Ontario area, to allow us to represent you at your hearings) please complete the following Refugee Class Assessment Form so that we can review your situation. All inquiries are confidential.

Refugee Checklist

  • You must have a well-founded fear of persecution based on your race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
  • Gather and provide all necessary documentation to support your claim, including evidence of persecution, threats, or risks in your home country. This may include written statements, affidavits, reports, and any relevant documents.
  • Be prepared for security and medical checks as part of the application process. You may be required to undergo medical examinations and security screenings.
  • Be ready for interviews and hearings as part of the refugee claim process. It’s important to tell your story truthfully and provide clear and consistent information.