Canada recognizes two categories of refugees, those that travel from outside the country and those that seek asylum while having lived in Canada (Fornwald). Although written in 1998, Jennifer Hyndman in her article highlighted the lack focus on gender of the refugees that were considered for immigration based on the analyses of the reports by the Legislative Review Advisory Group (Not Just Numbers) and the ministerial document released by the office of the then Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, the honourable Lucienne Robillard (Building on a Strong Foundation for the Twenty-first Century: New Directions for Immigrations and Refugee Policy and Legislation). The latter document incorporated the suggestions made by the former report and this document laid the foundation for several immigration and refugee policies formulated afterwards. She claims that the basis of the immigrant entry i.e. the ‘ability to pay’ grossly evades the gender dimension of the society and fails to address the issue of gender bias in its race to contribute towards the economic development of the country (Hyndman). Hyndman also put to light the stress on language skills and other professional skills as a controversial feature of the policy as women tend to miss out on such skills when compared to men in the wake of household responsibilities. Therefore, families or individuals capable of earning their while in Canada are worthy of a refugee status while the others especially women and children miss out on such an opportunity (Hyndman). As Hyndman argued that social assistance is far more feminized than any other form of assistance it is favourable that the vulnerable population namely children and women, is given preference during refugee admission to Canada. This suggestion was in stark contrast with Canada’s plan to provide for the women and children near their country of origin instead of bringing them to Canada. To overcome this gender bias Hyndman also suggested that the refugee selection officials should address the issue during the selection of potential immigrants for Canada (Hyndman).