The Temporary Refugee Program in Canada is for people who are trying to flee from their country due to persecution and want to take protection.

The Canadian government has introduced refugee protection programs. This system is comprised of 2 main parts:

  • Refugees coming to Canada
  • Refugee protection claims from within Canada

Your case to come to Canada as a refugee and seek protection is finalized usually within a time period of 4 moths. Once you arrive, the province and territory you are allocated looks after you.

Furthermore, there is an income support for the refugee for up to 1 year or until they get stabilized.  The government and private sponsors help provide the refugee basic needs; food, shelter and clothes.

The private sponsors, if they sponsor any refugee take care of his finances and emotional support.

The refugees may also be trained in the local language of Canada that is English and French and are helped in finding suitable jobs.

Apply for refugee status from within Canada, find out how to come to Canada as a refugee, sponsor a refugee or find refugee services in Canada.

Source: Canada Refugees Resettlement

The criteria for Canada refugee and humanitarian resettlement program is: Foreign nationals, who fear persecution, who are at serious risk of harm and who cannot get protection in their own country often seek refuge in Canada. People who are recognized as refugees are allowed to stay in Canada and may apply for permanent residence status, and eventually may apply to become Canadian citizens.

Source: Who qualifies as a temporary refugee in Canada?

Refugees can come to Canada in two ways: Resettlement (where refugees who are outside Canada are selected overseas and then travel to Canada). The refugee claim process (where refugees who are inside Canada or at Canada’s borders have their claim to refugee status decided in Canada).

Source: Government of Canada Refugee Program

Documentation to prove status may include:

  • national identity card.
  • certificate of citizenship.
  • birth certificate.
  • alien registration card (green card)
  • armed forces identification and travel orders in accordance with the Visiting Forces Act.
Source: Documents Required For Temporary Refugee Program in Canada

The Government Fess for refugee program in Canada starts from $155.

Source: Canada Asylum Program Fees

There are refugees within Canada and outside Canada so their procedure for staying in Canada is different. You can get further details from the Official Website.