There has been a lot of news about people crossing the border and claiming refugee status.
Some people believe asylum claims at the border are delaying immigration applications from other refugees.
This is not true!
The graphic on the right easily explains the process.
First, all immigration applicants are screened, processed and accepted or refused by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.
All asylum claimants are processed, accepted or refused by the Immigration Refugee Board.
Asylum claimants are not placed ahead of any immigrants who already have applications in process.
We think it's important you get the straight facts about immigration in Canada.
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