Dec 05, 2022 2 min. read
What is the role of the UNHCR in resettlement programs?The UNHCR “has the responsibility to work with countries in protecting uprooted people and finding them permanent solutions”. Canada relies on the UNHCR to help determine which refugees will resettle in Canada.Learn more
Dec 05, 2022 3 min. read
What are the refugees’ responsibilities in the Private Sponsorship of Refugee (PSR) Program?
The Private Sponsorship of Refugee Program involves two groups: the sponsors and the refugee applicants.
Dec 02, 2022 2 min. read
What is a refugee status document?The refugee status document is proof that a person has been officially recognized as a refugee in their country of asylum.Learn more
Dec 01, 2022 2 min. read
What does the arrivals process look like for sponsored refugees?When sponsored refugees arrive in Canada, an officer from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) meets them.Learn more
Nov 30, 2022 3 min. read
Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Who does what?
Refugees, private sponsors and settlement workers have different roles within the Private Sponsorship of Refugee Program.
Nov 30, 2022 4 min. read
How does the Canadian Refugee protection system work?
A refugee is a person who has fled their own country because they are at risk of serious human rights violations and persecution there. They are unable to return and are in need of protection.
Nov 30, 2022 2 min. read
Who can be a private sponsor?Individuals cannot be private sponsors by themselves. They must be part of a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH), a Group of Five (G5) or Community SponsorsLearn more
May 12, 2022 4 min. read
What Happens When A Sponsorship Breaks Down?
A sponsorship breakdown happens when sponsors are unable or unwilling to give further support to the sponsored family prior to the end of the sponsorship period (usually the first 12 months that t
Apr 11, 2022 3 min. read
Different Streams to be a private sponsorThe 1976 Immigration Act was the first immigration act that clearly defined refugees as a distinct class of immigrants and required a mandatory responsibility on the government to plan for the future of immigration.Learn more
Apr 11, 2022 2 min. read
What is the difference between IFH and OHIP and which one should the refugees apply for?
The short answer is both; sponsored refugees will have coverage under both programs.
Apr 11, 2022 2 min. read
What does “sponsorship default” mean?During the sponsorship period, if the sponsoring group doesn't meet their obligations, either financial or non-financial, and are unwilling to try to fix the issues, they are collectively found responsible for a sponsorship breakdown.Learn more
Jun 24, 2021 1 min. read
Video - Your first two weeks in Canada
This video provided by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will help newcomers get ready for their new life in Canada.
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