Blended VOR Program

The Blended Visa Office-Referred (VOR) Program is designed to resettle refugees referred to Canadian visa offices abroad by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). It is a cost-sharing arrangement between Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC) and private sponsors, therefore CIC will provide 6 months of RAP income support to refugees sponsored under this program.

The program will be implemented over a three year period by CIC, the UNHCR and private refugee sponsors beginning in January 2013. In the second year of the Program, the focus will be on refugees from the following populations:

  • Iraqis and Iranians in the Middle East
  • Eritreans in Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan
  • Burmese in Malaysia
  • Colombians in Ecuador
  • Ethiopians in Kenya
  • Syrians in the Middle East

Refugees selected under this initiative have already met eligibility and admissibility criteria, making them travel-ready. However, they must be matched with a sponsor before they can travel to Canada.

This is where you come in!

For more information on the Blended VOR Program contact our Refugee Resettlement Project Worker