Demystifying Asylum in Canada: A Clear Guide by LMRT Immigration Services

Demystifying Asylum in Canada: A Clear Guide by LMRT Immigration Services

Do you have doubts about Canadian asylum process, and do you still have some un-answered questions in this matter? LMRT Immigration Services is always here to help! Understanding asylum and exploring the application process can be deterring, but having the guidance of an expert can get you safely to your desired result and destination that is acceptance in Asylum and Canadian PR. Our lead consultant, Loujin Khalil (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant – RCIC-IRB), with his extensive experience in the Canadian asylum process helps you ensure that you receive expert advice and support during each step of the stressful-looking way.

What does Asylum in Canada mean?

Asylum in Canada is a form of protection granted to individuals who are fleeing persecution they may be or will be facing in their home countries. This persecution can be due to various factors, including race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Canada is well-known for its humanitarian approach and commitment to protecting human rights. This great support and safety made Canada one of the best destinations for those who are seeking refuge.

How can we make sure if we are Eligible for asylum?

There are specific criteria that needs to be met by each refuge seeker to be eligible for asylum in Canada: Presence in Canada: When submitting the refugee claim, the asylum seeker must be physically present in Canada or at a port of entry. Fear of Persecution: The applicant must have a well-founded fear of serious harm if they return to their home country. This fear could be based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group (such as being a woman or having LGBTQ+ orientation). No Criminal Background: Applicants must not have a serious criminal record or must not be considered a security risk to Canada. No Safe Third Country: Canada has an agreement with the United States known as the Safe Third Country Agreement. This means that individuals who arrive at the Canadian border from the U.S. are typically ineligible to make an asylum claim in Canada unless exceptions apply to them.

Understanding the Difference Between Refugee Claimants and Resettled Refugees

Refugee claimants make a claim at a port of entry or online in Canada, governed by international treaties. Policies and change of government do not affect how IRB works and numbers cannot be capped. Where Resettled refugees, IRCC has the power to control numbers and refugees are screened abroad, undergo security and health checks before being issued a visa and arriving in Canada as permanent residents. Both undergo health and security screenings, including biometric checks.

Claim eligibility and referral to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

Eligible claims are referred to the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) for a hearing. Ineligible claims result in a removal order, and individuals may undergo a Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA) to assess risk if returned to their home country. The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) determines who qualifies to get protection and refuge in Canada. There are two main categories in this regard: Convention Refugee: Someone who is outside their home country and cannot return due to a well-founded fear of persecution based on a nexus (race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group). Person in Need of Protection: Someone already in Canada who cannot return to the home country or country of residence safely due to a risk of torture, a risk to their life, or a risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.

It is good to know Application Process

Delving into the asylum application process can be complex, but with LMRT Immigration Services, you can always have the confidence to go through the process with the light that is lit by LMRT to show you the best way. Here are the key steps involved:

  • Making a Claim: Refugee claim can be made either at a port of entry or within Canada at an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) office. At this stage, you will need to provide personal information and explain why you are seeking asylum.
  • Eligibility Interview: After your claim is submitted, you will undergo an eligibility interview with an immigration officer to determine if your claim meets the criteria for a hearing with the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB).
  • Hearing Preparation (if applicable): If your claim is referred to the IRB, you will need to prepare for a hearing. For such, you will need to gather evidence, such as documents and testimonies, to support your claim of persecution. Our lead consultant, Loujin Khalil, has extensive experience preparing clients for these hearings and will guide you through this crucial step.
  • Refugee Hearing (if applicable): During the hearing, an IRB member will review your case and decide whether to grant you refugee protection. This is a critical stage where the quality of your representation can make a significant difference.
  • Decision: If your claim is accepted, you will be granted refugee status in Canada and you will be considered “Protected person”, allowing you to apply for permanent residence. If your claim is rejected, you may have options to appeal or apply for a judicial review.

Why Choose LMRT Asylum Services?

At LMRT Immigration Services, we understand the complexities involved in the asylum process. We are committed to providing you with clear, accurate, and compassionate guidance. We walked this route for hundreds of times with our clients and we saw everything that might be problematic to your claim. Loujin Khalil, our lead consultant, is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC-IRB) with a wealth of experience in asylum cases. His expertise, many years of successful experience and dedication ensure that your refugee case is in capable hands. We believe in empowering our clients with the knowledge and support they need to navigate the asylum process successfully. No more confusion and hesitation! Contact LMRT today for a consultation, and let our expertise guide you towards a secure future in Canada. For more information and to schedule a consultation, visit our website or contact

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