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Procedures regarding Residency Requirements for Private Sponsorship


Procedures Regarding Residency Requirements for Private Sponsorship

The IRCC provides the following guidelines for procedures regarding Residency Requirements for Private Sponsorship.  For more information, please click here.

IRCC- IFHP (2017)


Information Sheet: The Interim Federal Health Program

The Interim Federal Health Program (IFHP), funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and administered by Medavie Blue Cross, provides limited temporary coverage of health-care benefits to specific groups of individuals. It provides basic coverage for a maximum of three months and serves as a bridge to provincial/territorial public health insurance plans. In addition, it provides supplemental coverage (such as mental health services, limited vision care, and urgent dental care) and prescription drug coverage.

Please click the following links to access the guide in English and in French.


Responsibilities of Sponsorship Groups & Availability
of IRCC-funded Resettlement and Settlement Services – May 2017

This document is intended for: 1) sponsorship groups participating in the Private Sponsorship of Refugees program outside Quebec; 2) Service Provider Organizations (SPOs) funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to deliver Settlement and/or Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Services; and 3) IRCC officers managing Contribution Agreements with RAP and Settlement SPOs.

Please click the following links to access the guide in English and in French.

Population Profile - The Yazidis


Yazidi Population Profile – February 2017

This document will provide detailed information on demographic and health characteristics, cultural considerations and conditions of the Yazidis population in Iraq.

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Refusal Enquiries (IRCC Resources)


Refusal Enquiries: Applications for Refugee Settlement

This publication is intended as a guide to handle refusal enquiries with regards to application for refugee settlement.

 

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PSR Program


Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program, May 2015

This publication is intended for private sponsors [i.e., Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) and their Constituent Groups (CG), Groups of Five (G5) and Community Sponsors (CS)] in Canada who are interested in sponsoring refugees from abroad. This manual provides users with information on who is eligible to be sponsored through the PSR program, how to form a sponsoring group, sponsor and refugee responsibilities, how to submit a complete sponsorship application and whom to contact and for what. You will also find additional information on sponsorship opportunities in this manual.

Click here to access guide.


PSR Resettlement in Canada

Privately Sponsored Refugee Information Bulletin, June 2015

This information bulletin is intended for refugees interested in resettling to Canada and whose private sponsorship application has received an initial review by Canadian officials. The bulletin provides information on next steps to expect in the process, arriving to Canada as a privately sponsored refugee and general information about Canada. The bulletin is available in 11 languages.



BVOR Refugee Resettlment in Canada

Blended Visa Office-Referred Program Refugee Resettlement in Canada Information Bulletin, June 2015

This information bulletin is intended for blended visa office-referred refugees interested in resettling to Canada and whose private sponsorship application has received an initial review by Canadian officials. The bulletin provides information on next steps to expect in the process, arriving to Canada as a blended visa office-referred refugee and general information about Canada. The bulletin is available in 6 languages.