The Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement program is designed for people seeking protection from outside Canada. Selected refugees for resettlement to Canada have often fled their homes due to unimaginable hardships and have been forced to live in refugee camps for many years. When refugees arrive in Canada, they basically pick up the pieces of their lives and start all over again.
Being a member of the international community, Canada works closely with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in order to find solutions to prolonged and emerging refugee situation. Furthermore, the UNHCR along with private sponsors help to identify refugees for resettlement. When a refugee is identified to Canada, it takes time to process the cases.