Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Case Assessment Chart

Q1: Is the person outside of his/her country of origin and outside of Canada?

YES. Go to Q2

NO. Applicant will not qualify for refugee sponsorship. Refer to other immigration streams, if applicable.

Q2: Does the applicant qualify as a member of the Convention Refugee Abroad Class? Does the applicant have a well-founded fear of persecution on one of the Convention grounds?

YES. Go to Q3

NO. Go to Q4

Q3: To which Convention ground does the persecution of the applicant relate to: race, religion, political opinion, membership in a social group?

Identify which ground and the agent of persecution and continue to Q5

Q4: Does the applicant qualify as a member of Country of Asylum Class?

YES. Go to Q5

NO. Applicant will not qualify for refugee sponsorship. Refer to other immigration streams, if applicable.

Q5: Is the applicant’s story credible? Is it supported by country condition information? Was the applicant persecuted, i.e.: arrested, tortured, etc. before? Are there any similar, reported cases? Has there been persecution of a person in a similar condition to the applicant? Is the applicant’s story plausible and believable?

Yes. Go to Q6

NO. Applicant will not qualify for refugee sponsorship. Refer to other immigration streams, if applicable.

Q6: Does the applicant have refugee status as recognized by the UNHCR or the state of the country of asylum?

YES. The applicant can be sponsored under any of the 3 types of sponsoring groups in Canada. Continue to Q7.

NO. The applicant cannot be sponsored by a Group of Five or Community Sponsor. If you are a SAH or CG, continue to Q7.

Q7: Does the applicant have any other durable solution? Could the applicant voluntarily return to his or her home country? Can the applicant integrate locally in the country of asylum? Has the applicant received any offer of resettlement to another country?

If YES, to any of the above, applicant will not qualify for refugee sponsorship. Refer to other immigration streams, if applicable.

NO. Go to Q8

Q8: Does the sponsoring group have the necessary material and financial resources?

Yes. Go to Q9

No. Collect or set up a plan to collect the necessary material and financial resources before starting The process.

Q9: Does the sponsoring group have enough human resources to carry out the sponsorship duties? Do they have at least five committed individuals?

Yes. Go to Q10

No. Sponsorship is group commitment, and at the outset it is necessary that there enough people who will participate in the actual settlement of the newcomer(s).

Q10: Has the group drawn up a settlement plan and allocated the sponsorship responsibilities among the group members? Sponsorship is a group commitment; members should fairly share the responsibilities.

Yes. Prepare to submit the application

No. Review the settlement plan.