Those seeking Canada’s protection can make a Refugee Claim if they are in Canada. A refugee is a person who fears persecution in their home country on the basis of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group.

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Refugee status can also be established if a person can show a risk to their life or of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment, or a risk of torture in their home country.

The risk faced by the refugee must be a personal one, and not one related to a general risk in the home country. The risk must also be one that the police authorities in the home country are unable or unwilling to protect the refugee claimant from.

Refugee Claims

Canada is renowned for its unwavering support for human rights and freedom. The nation offers refugee and asylum seeker protection to eligible individuals. At the Law Office of Matthew Jeffery, we represent clients throughout the process of a refugee claim, complete all their forms accurately, and prepare them for their hearing. We work tirelessly to make persuasive submissions before the board. Our lawyers will guide you on each step, and you can rely on their expertise.
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Refugee Immigration Appeals

The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is empowered to determine the refugee claims of those foreign nationals who claim refugee status from within Canada.

If the RPD rejects a claim, an appeal may be made to the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD) where a decision will be made whether to allow or deny the appeal. This is a paper appeal and most cases are decided without a hearing.
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Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA)

Persons who are in Canada and are subject to a removal order can in some instances apply for the PRRA. This is an application to remain in the country on the basis that the applicant may be at risk of harm if they’re deported to their home country. There are various restrictions on the eligibility for PRRA. For instance, if your refugee claim was rejected within a one-year period, you usually won’t be eligible for PRRA. The Law Office of Matthew Jeffery can help ensure that your PRRA application is successful.
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Humanitarian Grounds

If you are not eligible to become a permanent resident of Canada under any of the regular categories, you can potentially apply for the permanent residence status based on Humanitarian and Compassionate (H&C) grounds. People who are in Canada and who would face an unusual, undeserved, or disproportionate hardship if returned to their home country, can seek H&C consideration. We can assess your case and help you make an application for permanent resident status based on humanitarian grounds.
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Refugee Appeals

The RAD (Refugee Appeal Division) offers claimants an opportunity to prove that the decision made by the Refugee Protection Division was wrong in terms of law or fact or both. Also, it allows claimants to introduce new information or evidence that wasn’t reasonably available at the time of the process conducted by the Refugee Protection Division. Our experienced lawyers are fully dedicated to preparing your refugee appeal and can represent you in court.
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Federal Court Appeals

Those who have had their refugee claims finally rejected by the Refugee Appeal Division can make a further appeal to the Federal Court within 15 days. The Federal Court will review the decision to see if it is reasonable, fair, and was otherwise made in accordance with the law. If the Court detects a reviewable error, it will overturn the decision and return it to the tribunal for redetermination in accordance with its reasons.
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