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Who may not be sponsored under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program?

  • People who are already in Canada. If they are seeking Canada's protection as refugees, they can claim refugee status.
  • People who were the subject of a previous sponsorship application and were refused, unless
    • their circumstances have changed, or
    • new information, which was not presented in the previous application, has come to light, or
    • Canadian laws affecting the case have changed.
  • People who fled persecution or civil war some time ago but can now integrate into the country where they are residing or can return home safely.
Settlement Role Private Sponsor
Sponsorship Stage Plan & Prepare

For more information

Please read the Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.