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What you need to know

There are a few key topics that you need to understand about refugee sponsorship. Start by consulting these articles to get familiar with the basics.

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How does the Canadian Refugee protection system work?

Find out how Canada offers protection to refugees,

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What are the different refugee resettlement programs?

Get to know the distinctive characteristics of the five types of refugee resettlement programs.

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Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Who does what?

Learn about the rights and responsibilities of everyone involved in the settlement of sponsored refugees.

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Additional Resources

Visit these websites to learn more about Refugee Sponsorship Programs and refugee protection:

Visit the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) website

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

IRCC is the Federal Ministry that facilitates the arrival of immigrants, provides protection to refugees, and offers programming to help newcomers settle in Canada.

Visit the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) website

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

RSTP is a program that provides training and support to Canadian refugee sponsorship groups, Sponsorship Agreement Holders and sponsored refugees.

Visit the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) website

Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)

The CCR is a national non-profit umbrella organization committed to the rights and protection of refugees and other vulnerable migrants in Canada and around the world.

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