Who can get refugee protection in Canada?
If you fear persecution in your country or at risk of cruel and inhuman treatment or torture, you can claim refugee protection in Canada.
Race or nationality
For example: You fear persecution because you are part of an ethnic or language minority group.
For example: You fear persecution because you are part of a religious minority or because you have converted to another religion.
Member of a particular social group
For example: You have been subject to violence because of your sexual orientation or gender, or you fear persecution because of your family ties.
For example: You are a journalist or blogger, a human rights activist, or you are or are perceived as a government opponent.
Or if you fear one of the following:
Risk to your life or cruel and inhuman treatment
You are facing a personal risk that is not faced by the general population. For example: You are the victim of a crime or you are afraid of revenge.
Risk of torture
You have been subject or risk being subject to severe mental or physical harm committed by the authorities (under their orders or with their consent) to get information from you or to punish you.
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