Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada  

CBC News What happens when an asylum seeker gets picked up at the border?

One of the first things that happens when an asylum seeker crosses the border is they are taken to the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA). We explain how the CBSA determines someone’s eligibility to make a refugee claim.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Are border crossers breaking the law and jumping the queue?

When an asylum-seeker crosses the Canadian border, there are two laws and refugee systems at play.
  • 2017
  • 00:01:54
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/13/2018

CBC News Immigrants vs. refugees: How are people getting into Canada?

Immigrants and refugees are not the same and they’re admitted into Canada in different ways. CBC's Natasha Fatah explains how new residents come into Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:03:12
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/12/2018

The National Refugees come to Canada to escape gender persecution

Canada, as everyone knows, has long been a favourite destination for refugees seeking the safety and stability this country provides. Traditionally most were fleeing political or religious persecution, but a CBC News investigation got access to the data from nearly five years of Refugee Board decisions, giving a striking look at who else is coming here and why. Of the ...
  • 2018
  • 00:02:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 02/23/2018

News in Review - November 2017 Border Running: Asylum Seekers Head To Canada

Thousands of asylum seekers are fleeing into Canada from the U.S. They left their native countries to escape hardship, poverty, and in some cases war, only to learn that new U.S. immigration policies have made it hard for them to stay. Now they're heading to Canada – using illegal border crossings like Roxham Road. It's a one-way route out of the ...
  • 2017
  • 00:18:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/27/2017

The Current Ahmed Hussen: From Somali Refugee to Canada's Immigration Minister

Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen fled on his own to Canada as a teenage refugee to escape civil war in his native country. The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti sits down with him to discuss his experiences as a refugee, immigration, Canada's relationship with the U.S. and other issues.
  • 2017
  • 00:24:17
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/04/2017

News in Review - April 2017 Asylum Seekers: A Desperate Journey into Canada

Since the United States announced plans to change their immigration policy, the U.S.-Canadian border has been flooded with asylum seekers. Many undertake what’s called “irregular crossings” — at points that do not have immigration stations. They’re trying to circumvent the Safe Third Country Agreement, which restricts refugees to seeking asylum in the country of their arrival. In the first two ...
  • 2017
  • 00:17:59
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/20/2017

CBC News The Journey from Syria to Canada

Danny Ramadan fled war-torn Syria in 2011 and eventually came to Vancouver in September 2014.
  • 2015
  • 00:05:06
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/17/2015

News in Review - October 2010 The Tamil Boat People Controversy

In mid-August, a rusty merchant ship was intercepted off the coast of British Columbia. On board were almost 500 Sri Lankan Tamils, hoping to be granted refugee status in Canada. In this News in Review story we’ll look at their desperate journey and why they left Sri Lanka. We’ll also examine the controversy over what to do with them.
  • 2010
  • 00:15:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2010

News in Review - October 1999 Chinese Boat People: Human Cargo

In a nation that was built by people escaping harsh conditions in search of a better life, immigration and refugee policies have been issues about which many Canadians often feel ambivalent or perplexed. When illegal migrants land on our shores unexpectedly and under harsh conditions, our principles and sympathies can be severely put to the test. Determining what is the ...
  • 1999
  • 00:13:03
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/1999

News in Review - March 1994 Refugees in Canada: Getting Through the Door

Canada's record as a welcoming host nation for refugees and its current immigration policies are examined.
  • 1994
  • 00:13:26
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/15/1994