a person who has arrived in Canada and seeks Convention refugee status
a person who has arrived in Canada and who requests refugee status
a person who has not yet received legal status from the government
A refugee claimant is a person of non-Canadian nationality who has arrived in Canada and has applied for refugee protection status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. If a refugee claimant receives a final determination from the Immigration and Refugee Board that he or she meets the definition of refugee in the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, then he or she may apply for permanent residence status in Canada.
A person who appears on Canadian soil and claims refugee status under the Geneva Convention.