Where can I find a list of common acronyms?

  • Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR),
  • Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS),
  • Government Assisted Refugees (GARs)
  • Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs)
  • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
  • Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
  • Canada Child Tax Benefit (CCTB)
  • Universal Child Care Benefit (UCCB)
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
    (new name) Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)

For a full list of acronyms see the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program website.