Last Updated: June 2, 2017

Refugee eligibility for resettlement in Canada

There are two classes of persons who may qualify as refugees for Canada’s refugee and humanitarian resettlement program:


To qualify as a Convention Refugee Abroad, a person must:


To qualify within the Country of Asylum Class, a person must:


To be accepted for resettlement as refugees in Canada, the person must also be:


Normally, the person must also have a document proving recognized refugee status, issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or a foreign state.


As explained on a Government of Canada website: