As of this month, Canada has accepted over 9,500 refugees and has taken in more than 5,600 people.
But as of March, the country has only accepted around 1,200 refugees.
We spoke to three refugees who have now returned to the island of Nauru, and they shared their experiences and advice for newcomers.
Here’s what you need to know about how to stay in Canada and the world’s newest refugee hot spot.1.
What are refugees?
Refugees are people who have fled their homes because of persecution or violence, and who want to be part of the global community.
While the term refers to people from countries of origin, it also applies to people who are refugees or asylum-seekers, or people who want asylum and are unable to travel because of their country of origin.2.
How are refugees registered?
People can apply for asylum, refugee status or refugee protection in Canada through the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
A person needs to be considered for asylum and refugee status based on their country and the specific persecution or threat that led to their arrival in Canada.3.
What can refugees do after they arrive in Canada?
In order to stay, refugees need to provide proof of persecution in order to apply for refugee status.
Refugees who have experienced persecution in their home countries can apply to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRCB) to be granted refugee protection.
Refugees can also apply for temporary protection, a temporary measure that will allow them to stay temporarily until they are settled in Canada permanently.4.
What do refugees need?
When they arrive at Canada, refugees must prove that they face persecution because of a political, religious, racial or ideological belief.
Refugees also need to show that they are eligible for refugee protection under the Immigration Act and can show that persecution did not lead to their entry into Canada.
The IRCB will verify these proofs and will issue a refugee protection certificate if a refugee is accepted for protection.5.
How long does it take for refugees to receive protection?
Refugee protection will be granted to people within 72 hours after the IRCC has received their application.
Once refugees are accepted for refugee purposes, they will be able to apply to remain in Canada indefinitely, and receive the same protection that the Canadian government offers to refugees.6.
What kind of support does Canada provide for refugees?
Refuges can apply with the IRcc for refugee benefits.
Refugees will also be eligible for a “tourist visa” which allows them to visit Canada and obtain employment.
These visas can be obtained by paying $10,000 in fees to the IRCB.
Refugeés can also work with local organizations that help them settle in Canada, or they can go to school, or even apply for financial assistance from their local municipality.7.
What about people who do not live in Canada but want to stay?
The IRCB says that refugees who are determined to remain should be able visit Canada once they are in Canada legally and do not face persecution, violence or threats.
This includes people who live in other countries.
If they wish to return to their home country, they can apply through the Canadian Consulate General in the country where they originally arrived.8.
Can I apply for permanent protection in another country?
Refugees and asylum-seeking refugees are eligible to apply directly to the Canadian immigration department for refugee consideration, but their application is only considered after the IRCB has received the refugee application.
The Refugee Protection Division of the IRBC handles applications from refugees who want permanent protection.9.
How can I get information about refugee programs?
The Canadian Government has a number of refugee and asylum programs in place to help those who wish to come to Canada.
These include the Canada-wide Syrian Refugee Admissions Program, the Syrian Refugee Welcome Program, and the Canadian Community Resettlement Initiative (CCRI).
For more information, see: http://www.canada.ca/ircc/