When an asylum-seeker crosses the Canadian border, there are two laws and refugee systems at play.
Section 11-1 of the Custom’s Act: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-52.6/page-4.html#h-16
The UNHCR Refugee Convention: http://www.unhcr.org/3b66c2aa10
Section 133 of the Immigration and Refugee Act: http://laws.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/i-2.5/page-18.html#h-52
Refugee and Humanitarian Resettlement Program: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/canada.asp
In-Canada Asylum Program: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/refugees/canada.asp
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