The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees

The 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees and Its 1967 Protocol defines a refugee as “a person who is outside his or her country of nationality or habitual residence; has a well-founded fear of being persecuted because of his or her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion; and is unable or unwilling to avail him— or herself of the protection of that country, or to return there, for fear of persecution (see Article 1A(2)).”

Other rights contained in the 1951 Convention include: • The right not to be expelled, except under certain, strictly defined conditions (Article 32); • The right not to be punished for illegal entry into the territory of a contracting State (Article31); • The right to work (Articles 17 to 19); • The right to housing (Article 21); • The right to education (Article 22); • The right to public relief and assistance (Article 23); • The right to freedom of religion (Article 4); • The right to access the courts (Article 16); • The right to freedom of movement within the territory (Article 26); and • The right to be issued identity and travel documents (Articles 27 and 28).

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Vancouver Immigration Services for Refugees

Refugee Streams in Canada

There are several types of Refugee Streams in Canada, assisting people from around the world who seek to come to Canada, while in need of protection or asylum. These include Private Sponsorship Groups (G5), Sponsorship Agreement Holders, (SAH) and by obtaining a UNHCR Referral. Several criteria must be met, including being 18 years of age, or older, and already having been awarded Permanent Resident Status in Canada.

Sponsorship agreement holders (SAH), is one of the Refugee Streams in Canada, where members of humanitarian or religious organizations, or ethnic groups, who form a community to sponsor, and may or may not know the person they are sponsoring. Co-sponsorship may be arranged between sponsorship agreement holders who wish to share responsibility in establishing and carrying through with a settlement plan for the sponsored person, usually for the first year they are in Canada.

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Women in Iran Immigrate to Canada as Refugees

Women in Iran Immigrate to Canada as Refugees

The Immigration Specialists at 123Visa are particularly pleased to have the ability to help Women in Iran immigrate to Canada. We seek to help females of all ages, who are being persecuted, simply for being a woman in an extreme, fundamentalist Islamic society.

Through our in-depth research, first-hand knowledge and continued reports from our Iran Office, we know the challenges women face all too well. Our client base is composed of more women fleeing Iran due to oppressive conditions and Human Rights violations in Iran, than any other basis of claim group for refugee status, either within Canada or abroad.

Women in Iran Immigrate to CanadaAs most know, after the Islamic Revolution, the situation in Iran, became worse for women, with rules and laws being imposed to restrict and oppress women. It is hard for Canadians, who enjoy so many freedoms, to comprehend what women endure in Iran. When we have the opportunity to bring someone to Canada, who have had their human rights stomped on, for most of their life, it is something we strive to bring about with determination, to our very best, down to the last detail, so success is inevitable.

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