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Explore how to enter Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee, or locate refugee services in Canada. You can also apply for refugee status from within Canada.

Irregular border crossings and asylum in Canada

Claim refugee protection from inside Canada

Economic Mobility Pathways Pilot

How Canada’s refugee system works

Helping Syrian refugees

Find services for refugees in Canada

Protect yourself from fraud

Sponsor a refugee

Health-care workers permanent residence pathway

Resettle in Canada as a refugee

Canada’s response to the situation in Afghanistan

Appeal a refugee claim

Key figures on asylum claims