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BLG Refugee Services

BLG offers services concerning Refugee claims, Pre-Removal Risk Assessment (PRRA), as well as deportation issues.

Canada’s legislation regarding refugees takes into consideration its international obligations as signatory to:

  • the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the 1967 Protocol and;
  • the Convention against Torture (Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment);

A person can claim at land borders and in the airports or even overseas. To make a claim, an individual must submit their facts in person, in writing and in front of an officer and undergo security and criminal background checks.

The refugee claimant must show they are eligible to claim protection. A claim is ineligible if the person:

  • has already been granted refugee protection in Canada or in another country;
  • has previously been refused refugee protection in Canada;
  • came to Canada from, or through, a designated safe third country where you could have claimed refugee protection (only one right now the United States), or
  • is a security risk, has violated human or international rights, has committed a serious crime or has been involved in organized crime.

Taking the Next Step

For more information on how to enter Canada in accordance with any of the above categories, please contact BLG to arrange a consultation or fill out an Online Questionnaire that will be sent to OBR so we can assess your situation in advance.


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