PSR Program

Canada announces 3 new initiatives to welcome and support more refugees

The world is facing a refugee crisis. Across the globe, millions are displaced and longing for what most of us take for granted: a safe place to call home. As a global leader in protecting those who need it most, Canada welcomed nearly half of all refugees resettled around the world in 2020. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) recently called Canada “a bright light in a horrible year for refugee resettlement.”

Webinar : How to Submit a Refugee Sponsorship Application to ROC-O Via Email and Updating Applications After Submission

This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

Date: February 18, 2021
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm EST
Where: Virtual

Webinar : How to Prepare a Successful Application Package under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

Webinar : Preparing a Settlement Plan: The Financial and Settlement Responsibilities of Sponsors under the PSR Program

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program; the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees on arrival and the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates; how to use the Minim

Webinar : What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program and How Does it Work?

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of Canada’s refugee sponsorship and resettlement programs; who can sponsor under the PSR program; the eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored under the PSR program; the importance of refugee status documents and who needs them; and, an overview of the application process.

Webinar: Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored?

Maybe you have been wanting to sponsor a refugee and do not know how to go about it? 

To help you realize your ambition, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered:

Who can sponsor under the PSR Program 

What are the specific requirements for Groups of Five and community Sponsors?

Who can be sponsored? 

What are the refugee status documents?