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A Look at Canadian Refugee Integration.
Refugees and their families make significant positive contributions to Canadian society, economically and socially, as leaders, artists, community workers and elders.

“Most refugees came to Canada with few, if any, financial resources, and often had to learn a new language and adapt to a new culture. Despite these challenges, the results show that refugees do not simply benefit from the safety Canada gives them. In fact, they embrace the opportunity that Canada provides to build a better life and become important contributors to the country’s economy and cultural diversity.” ~ UN Refugee Agency

Canada has a strong tradition of welcoming refugees

Canada has welcomed 1,088,015 refugees since 1980. This number includes those who were recognized as refugees in Canada or who were resettled from overseas.

Skill levels

Half of refugees (51%) working are employed in high-skilled jobs, which includes doctors, dentists, architects, service managers and software engineers. In 2016, 33% of refugees worked in jobs that required high school and/or job-specific training (e.g. truck drivers, food and beverage servers, industrial butchers). About one fifth of refugees were employed in professional jobs that required a university degree (e.g. doctors, dentists, architects).


Refugees create jobs for both themselves and other Canadians. Including those who are self-employed and those who own companies, 14.4% of refugees who have been in Canada between 10 and 30 years are entrepreneurs, compared to 12.3% of people born in Canada. Refugees use their diverse skillsets and talents to start businesses and create jobs for themselves and other Canadians.


Refugees have the highest citizenship uptake rate of all immigration categories. To become Canadian citizens, refugees must live in the country for at least three years, pay a fee, and pass a test on their knowledge of Canadian history, geography, economy, government, laws and symbols. 89% of refugees become citizens compared to 84% of Economic Class immigrants and 80% of Family Class immigrants.

Applying For Refugee Status

Claiming the refugee status in Canada and navigating the entire process can be a very complex, intimidating and mentally draining procedure for someone claiming as a refugee or seeking international protection in Canada as asylum seeker.
Applying for refugee status within Canada allows individuals who face a legitimate fear of being persecuted in their home country a chance to become a Canadian resident. This is different than applying for residency under compassionate and humanitarian grounds, which provides for individuals facing undue hardship, such as domestic violence.
At the Core Connection Canada, our regulated consultants can offer legal advice and guidance to individuals currently within Canada seeking refugee status, as well as those from overseas.
While a refugee claimant does not need to be represented by a lawyer or a legal counsel (ICCRC licensed consultant in order to make an appeal to the RAD, in practice it would be highly unadvisable to attempt to make an appeal without legal representation. This is because appeals invariably entail complex issues of law and fact that cannot be fully or properly addressed without legal representation. A poorly handled and represented case can jeopardize your life and shatter your Canadian dreams.
Every little detail matters when seeking protection as a refugee in Canada and every story is unique and complex. We have the compassion

Creating A Strong case for you and representing you at every step of refugee hearing process

We understand the severity of what refugee applicants are going through. We know that successful applications sometimes mean the difference between cruel punishments or death. Therefore, we make sure we understand the full scope of your situation so we can provide specific, customized support aimed at building a strong, solid application for your case.


Video content courtesy: Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Refugees matter to Canada. Get our expertise to build your strong case today and we can’t wait to hear your story. Book a free consultation and let’s talk!
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