RSTP offers an online training course called Introduction to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program two to three times a year. The 10-week course provides basic information on sponsoring overseas refugees to Canada. It is intended for people in Canada who are interested in learning about and getting involved in the private sponsorship of refugees. The objective of this training is to offer a flexible way of learning about private refugee sponsorship issues and to reach out to new and potential sponsors in remote and rural areas of Canada.
The e-training course is divided into eight parts which cover the following topics:
- Global Overview of Forced Migration and its Background
- Canada’s Response to Forced Migration
- Eligibility and Admissibility Requirements for Resettlement
- The Private Refugee Sponsorship Process
- Initiating and Evaluating Refugee Sponsorship
- Settlement Planning
- Processing of the Refugee Sponsorship Application
- Resettlement of Refugees with Special Needs
Each part (module) includes a discussion question, additional learning resources and multiple choice quiz. At the end of this 10-week-long program, students will complete a final written test and receive a certificate upon successful completion of the requirements of the course.
There is no fee for taking either of these courses. Anyone interested should register by October 9, 2016.
Please go to this link http://etraining.rstp.ca/login/signup.php and complete all required fields.
RSTP will review registrations and enrol those that meet the requirements to take the course.
Prospective students will receive confirmations of their registration by October 14, 2016 and they will be invited to participate in an orientation webinar scheduled for Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.