For more legal information, visit the CLEO website and Steps to Justice

Helpful links

 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada has:

  • information about making a claim for refugee protection from inside Canada
  • information about the Interim Federal Health Program for refugees
  • a link to the forms that a claimant must complete if making a claim after entering Canada

Immigration and Refugee Board

The Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) has the Basis of Claim Form, a Claimant’s Guide, IRB guidelines and policies, and National Documentation Packages.

Law Facts: Refugee law

This Legal Aid Ontario website offers information resources for refugees.

Refugee Hearing Preparation – A Guide for Refugee Claimants

Refugee Hearing Preparation guide explains the refugee claim process, its timeline and key dates. It aims to help refugees understand how to prepare for their hearing, meet deadlines and leads them to other resources. provides newcomers with information and resources to settle in Ontario. Some of the information is available in other languages such as Arabic, Chinese, French, Gujarati, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu.

Steps to Justice

CLEO’s Steps to Justice website has step-by-step information about common legal problems, including refugee law. Steps to Justice has practical tools like forms and checklists, and referral information for legal and social services.

Ready Tour

Ready Tour is a free program that helps you prepare for your refugee hearing. Register now.

You can also register for a free session on how to prepare for an appeal at the RAD.