Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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  • The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration

    Date:Tuesday, November 20, 2018
    Time:1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MST

    Topics covered: recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program; the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency; managing expectations; power imbalance; and, ethical considerations. Registration URL:

  • The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13

    Date:Thursday, November 22, 2018
    Time:1:00 PM - 2:30 PM MST

    Topics covered: when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13; what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13; services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13; evaluating the sponsorship; and, the post-sponsorship relationship. Registration URL:

  • Family Reunification under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees

    Date:Friday, November 23, 2018
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

    The topics covered in this free RSTP webinar will include: – IRCC family definition; -Adult children; -De facto dependants; -Accompanying and non-accompanying family members; -One Year Window Opportunity Provision; and -Q & A. For registration, please click this link:

  • Overview of PSR Changes Affecting Guidelines and Forms post-May 1, 2018

  • The Road from Schedule 2 to ” Welcome to Canada” : Preparing for Visa Office Interviews

    Date:Friday, November 30, 2018
    Time:2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

    The interview with the Canadian visa offices (VO) abroad is the stepping stone towards granting permanent residence status for your sponsored refugees and bringing them to safety in Canada. This webinar will provide some guidance on how to prepare your sponsored refugees for this interview. It will mainly tackle: -The very first step: Drafting the claim and knowing the refugee; -PRE-INTERVIEW: How to prepare when invited!; -What helps refugees tell their stories during the interview; -Duties of refugees during the interview; -What to expect during the interview; -How can sponsors help; and -Notes from visa offices abroad: common challenges and main reasons for refusals. For registration, please visit: