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  • Latest Update from IRCC – Changes to Application Submissions and Processing at CPO-W

    As of August 18, 2016, the temporary facilitative measures previously put in place at CPO-W for Syrian and Iraqi PSR applications have now been changed.  Additionally, some of the special measures that were been in place have been expanded as best practices for all sponsored populations and all sponsoring groups (SAHs, Groups of Five and Community […]

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  • Latest Update from IRCC – In the event of a Canada Post Postal Strike

    (Le français suit l’anglais) Important message for RAP clients and the organizations that assist them: Potential Canada Post Postal Strike As you may be aware, there could soon be a disruption to Canada Post delivery service. What should you do in the event that there is a strike, lockout or other disruption? To ensure the […]

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  • Latest Update from IRCC – Expanded 2016 PSR Arrivals

    As of June 1, 2016, IOM restrictions on late night and weekend refugee arrivals will be lifted for Syrian GARs and PSRs (all populations) over the remainder of 2016, with the exception of cases going to the province of Quebec. Sponsorship Agreement Holders, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors should therefore be ready to receive […]

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  • Updated Administrative Procedures for Refugee Sponsorship Applications by SAHs

    The temporary facilitative measures previously put in place for Syrian and Iraqi applications have now been expanded as best practices. Effective immediately, the following measures will apply to all populations sponsored by SAHs: CPO-W will accept emailed applications from SAHs for all populations CPO-W will accept scanned refugee signatures on the IMM6000 (IMM0008, Schedules 2 […]

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  • Latest Update from IRCC – Interim Federal Health Program – Information for individuals

    On April 1, the Interim Federal Health Program was restored to pre-2012 levels of coverage for all beneficiaries. Here is some important information about this change and what it means for you. The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP) provides limited, temporary coverage of health-care benefits for specific groups of people in Canada who do not have provincial, […]

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  • Latest Update from IRCC – Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program

    Important Information for Eligible Beneficiaries Ottawa, April 11, 2016— On April 1, the Interim Federal Health Program was restored to pre-2012 levels of coverage for all beneficiaries. Here is some important information about this change and what it means for you. Health-Care Coverage Changed Automatically As of April 1, 2016, all individuals eligible for coverage […]

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  • Latest Update from IRCC to Sponsoring Groups on Impending Arrivals of Syrian PSRs

    Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) releases the following message to all sponsoring groups with regards to Syrian PSRs that will arrive in Canada shortly: Syrian PSRs currently in inventory overseas will arrive in Canada through Toronto or Montreal, starting shortly. Sponsoring groups should therefore prepare themselves to start receiving the refugees they have sponsored, […]

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  • Guidelines on Sponsorship of Refugees out of Turkey

    September 2015 – This guidance has been developed to assist private sponsors in identifying cases for resettlement from Turkey. It is intended to increase the likelihood of the refugees being granted exit clearance by the Government of Turkey, and to ensure that applicants are ready to travel to Canada as soon as possible once a […]

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  • Refugees from Syria & Iraq: Changes to documentation needed for Groups of Five & Community Sponsors

    September 19, 2015 – As of September 19, the Canadian Government announced it has temporarily exempt Syrians and Iraqis from the requirement to provide proof of refugee status in order to be sponsored by a Group of Five or Community Sponsor. Therefore, if you want to sponsor a Syrian or Iraqi refugee through a Group of Five or […]

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  • Changes to Community Sponsors program

    As of May 2015, Community Sponsoring groups are no longer limited to submitting 2 refugee sponsorship cases a year. They can submit as many as their financial and settlement capacity allows them. For more information about Community Sponsor sponsorships, visit: www.rstp.ca/en/refugee-sponsorship/community-sponsors

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