Foreign nationals can file asylum claim at port of entry or claim protection inside Canada if they fear persecution or danger to their life if they return to their country of citizenship or of usual residence.

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) is an independent board that makes decisions on immigration and refugee matters.

The IRB decides who is a Convention refugee or a person in need of protection.

Convention refugees are outside their home country or the country they normally live in. They’re not able to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Political opinion
  • Nationality
  • Being part of a social group, such as women or people of a particular sexual orientation

person in need of protection is a person in Canada who can’t return to their home country safely. This is because, if they return, they may face

  • Danger of torture
  • Risk to their life
  • Risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment

Your refugee claim may not be eligible to be referred to the IRB if you

  • Are recognized as a Convention refugee by another country that you can return to
  • Were granted protected person status in Canada
  • Arrived via the regular Canada-US border.
  • Are not admissible to Canada on security grounds or because of criminal activity or human rights violations
  • Made a previous refugee claim that was not found eligible
  • Made a previous refugee claim that was rejected by the IRB
  • Abandoned or withdrew a previous refugee claim


  1. Applicants claim asylum in Canada either at the port of entry or inside Canada at an IRCC office.
  2. If their claim is accepted, it is forwarded to IRB. Applicants get work permit to work in Canada. They also get health coverage under Interim Federal Health program.
  3. Refugee Protection division of IRB sets a date of hearing the claim.
  4. Upon approval applicants can apply for Permanent Residence of Canada.
  5. In case of refusal, applicant can appeal the decision in Refugee Appeal division.
  6. If the application is refused from RAD, the next level is Federal court.
  7. If applicant’s claim is refused even from Federal court, their departure order is converted to deportation order.
  8. Applicants file PRRA (Pre-Removal Risk Assessment) before their departure as a last attempt to prove their claim.

 Why Choose Euro Immigration Consultant / Ahmad Junaid Salik for Your Appeal Process?

  1. Mr. Salik is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant and Member in good standing of ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) since 2013 , Member # R 509291. 
  2. He is authorized to represent clients in RPD & RAD of IRB for their claim and appeal process.
  3. Mr. Salik is experienced in Refugee claims and appeals and has successful track record in IRB cases. 
  4. He is based in Toronto Canada and is abreast of latest developments in Canadian immigration policies and programs through training offered by IRCC, IRB, CBSA, ESDC, Provincial Immigration departments and other government of Canada departments. 
  5. Mr. Salik has diversified experience of dealing with clients of different nationalities. 
  6. Mr. Salik himself compiles and submits client visa applications that minimizes any error and omission chances in client files. 
  7. By retaining him as your Immigration Counsel, you have the peace of mind that you are in safe hands. 


Call now or email directly to Mr. Salik.

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