The Refugee Protection Division (RPD) is a tribunal branch of the Immigration and Refugee Bard of Canada (IRB) aimed at representing the people with protected person status in Canada and for those who claim for this status under exceptional circumstances as stated in the refugee law.
Any person wanting to live as a refugee in another country and not returning to his/her home country because of fear of persecution or social condemnation for reasons like race, ethnicity, national identity, political allegiance, or religion, or for being a part of a group such as a particular gender or political group, is called a Convention Refugee. Often such people are either under threat of life, or at a high risk of being tortured or condemned in their country/ or the country of previous residence.
People who apply for the status of Convention refugees must be able to prove that they are at high risk of disproportionate suffering or insurmountable hardships in their own country.
Recently we assisted a family of four members to claim refuge in Canada. The family was under threat of persecution in their own country because of their religion. There was no hope that they would get any government help in their own country. They had also lost their home and some essential possessions in a riot that tore the city they lived in. We made an extensive report to establish that the family of four had a clean record in the past, possessed all required documents and had work experience that could help them in establishing themselves independently in Canada. The family was relieved when their refugee claim got approved. In past also, we have assisted many families from war-torn areas in getting refugee protection in Canada. These families were approved as convention refugees as they could now apply for permanent residency in Canada.
Lexlords glad to announce that the family has retained our services to assist them in applying for their permanent residency status applications also.