The Refugee Protection Division

The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is one of the sub-divisions of The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada.  It hears cases on refugee claims and determines whether the applicants appearing before it are those who require protection or are the ones who are convention refugees.

Here is a quick difference between people who are “Convention refugees” and those who are in “need of protection”:

  • Convention refugees is the term given to those who have left their country of origin and are draped with a fear of banishment or ill-treatment based on their religion/ nationality/ race/ their political views or association with any social group.
  • Persons in need of protection are the ones who have a threat of torture, face risk to their life or a threat of cruel treatment after they are removed from their country of origin. (Here, the risk must be personal and exist throughout the nation; the rust should not arrive from any lawful judgment; the risk may not be caused due to nation’s inability to offer ample healthcare measures)

How to make the claim?

  • The first step is to notify an Immigration officer. From there, your claim would be sent to RPD.
  • The claimant needs to provide evidence in support of the case and prove that the claim meets the requirements for being eligible for Refugee Protection Division.
  • After clearing the eligibility, applicant would be informed about the hearing, between which, the applicant has to fill the Personal Information Form.

For more info, consult an Immigration and Visa expert and know about your claims.

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