Settlement.Org: How Refugee Claim Decisions are Made


The Settlement.Org website provides current and useful information on a range of subject matters. The "How is a refugee claim decision made?" article is one such piece of information.

The department of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) that hears refugee claims is the Refugee Protection Division (RPD), which is responsible for deciding who is granted refugee protection among the many claimants who come to Canada each year. Claimants who are eligible for an IRB hearing are responsible for preparing their case in a way that demonstrates that they are convention refugee or a person in need of protection.  Claimant are also expected to supply evidence and explain their situations in a way that demonstrate that their story is true. A lawyer or assistance from a Community Legal Clinic is strongly recommended. Read more.