Where can I find a list of common acronyms?

Refugee sponsorship programs: 

  • Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR)
  • Government Assisted Refugees (GARs)
  • Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS)
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)
  • Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH)
  • Group of Five (G5)
  • Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA)

Governmental agencies:

  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
  • Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
  • Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)

International organizations: 

  • International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Canadian organizations: 

  • Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT)
  • Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
  • Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

Administrative processes: 

  • Canada Child Benefit (CCB)
  • Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP)
  • Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP)
  • Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
  • Ontario Works (OW)
  • Permanent Resident Card (PR card)

Daily life: 

  • Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • French as a Second Language (FSL)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)