Refugee Programs

Through developing Canadian Refugee Programs and working the UNHCR, Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada has a long history of welcoming people from around the world into its fold and offering protection. At Migrating Bird Immigration Services Inc., we are proud to live in a country that has offered so many Convention refugees asylum and a chance at a new life, free from intolerance, discrimination, persecution, punishment, imprisonment, and the ravages of war, famine, and other environmental and economic hardships. Go Canada!

At MBIS it is our fervent goal to provide a stream by which the persecuted, oppressed, and overwhelmed by other forces that endanger their well-being may find a safe haven. Building cases to prove someone’s human rights have been oppressed is

Canadian Refugee Programs accommodates foreign nationals whose life circumstances help define them as a Convention refugee. ‘Section 96’ of the ‘Immigration and Refugee Protection Act’ states:

“A Convention refugee is a person, who, by reason of a well‐founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion,   is outside each of their countries of nationality and is unable or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to avail themself of the protection of each of those countries; or   not having a country of nationality, is outside the country of their former habitual residence and is unable or, by reason of that fear, unwilling to return to that country.”

The three Canadian Refugee Programs include the paths refugees take to seek protection, both inside and outside of Canada:

  • Sponsored Refugees by a ‘Group of Five’ members of the refugee’s family, friends or unknown parties who just want to help a refugee find asylum
  • Refugees referred to IRCC Canada by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees or non-governmental organizations
  • People claiming refugee protection from within Canada