Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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  • Workshop for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors with IRCC

    Date:Monday, May 27, 2019
    Time:6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Where:Four Points by Sheraton Victoria Gateway, 829 McCallum Road, Victoria, BC V9B 6W6
    Description:The RSTP and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting this information session for individuals interested in submitting applications under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor.  The session will cover: • How to complete the application forms;• The requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors as outlined in the Instruction Guides (see: and Please note that some of the requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors will change over the summer and this session will address them; and, • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the forms, the requirements and the application process.  Kindly note that IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by ROC-O or Visa Offices abroad.  Sign-in will begin at 6:30 pm and the workshop will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.  Space is limited and all attendees are required to register using the following link:
  • Private Sponsoring of Refugees: Groups of Five or Community Sponsorship

    Date:Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    Time:12:30 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
    Where:Mennonite Central Committee, 2946 - 32 St NE, Calgary AB
    Description:This workshop is for those who want to sponsor family members through "Groups of Five" or "Community Sponsorship" options. In this session, attendees would learn about:  The application process;  Who is eligible and who can be included?;  New IRCC Sponsorship Cost & In-kind Donations; and  Sponsor’s Settlement Support Responsibilities.  Please register by clicking below: groups-of-five-and-community-sponsorship or contact Anoush Newman at 403. 515-5868 or

Pre-registration to attend any of these information sessions and workshops is required. Please contact the RSTP to pre-register for any of these events.

To request a workshop, information session or training for your group or organization, contact the RSTP.