Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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Webinars (Virtual)

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Past Webinars

  • PSR Webinar for Constituent Groups and Co-Sponsors of SAH’s

    Date:Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time:2:00-5:00 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Please note: this monthly webinar is strictly for Constituent Groups (CG) and Co-Sponsors of Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs).

    We will provide an orientation on the responsibilities of CGs and co-sponsors when working with SAHs to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program.

    The following topics will be discussed and examined during the workshop:

    The relationship between CGs, co-sponsors and SAHs;
    The minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees sponsored under the PSR program on arrival based on the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates and how to use the Minimum Financial Support Calculator;
    Situations that may change the amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide once the refugees arrive in Canada;
    An overview of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities under the program and how settlement agencies can assist sponsors with fulfilling their settlement responsibilities; and,
    An overview of IRCC’s post-arrival assurance activities.


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  • Post-Arrival Budget Calculations.

    Date:Saturday, April 30, 2022
    Time:12:30 - 2:30 (Atlantic Time)
    Where: Virtual

    In this training session, we will look at the Minimum Financial Calculator, and how to use it once the refugee family arrives, and the different scenarios that could occur.

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  • Finding Meaningful Employment and Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Privately Sponsored Refugees

    Date:Thursday, April 28, 2022
    Time:4:00 - 5:30 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Jumpstart Refugee Talent is a refugee led non-profit organization and the only national organization exclusively serving refugees seeking meaningful economic inclusion. Program managers Saima Jamal and Shaharyar Khan will share with sponsors about their work on helping newcomers in navigating economic inclusion, meaningful employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in Canada. They will talk in detail about the existing programs in different cities throughout the country and how privately sponsored newcomers can access them. For questions, please email RSTP Trainer Dawit Demoz at .

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  • Welcoming Newcomers. They’re Here, Now What?

    Date:Tuesday, April 26, 2022
    Time:4:30 - 6:30 PM (Atlantic Time)
    Where: Virtual (Zoom)

    In this training session, we will look at as a refugee sponsor, what obligations and commitments you must fulfill regarding settlement and financial needs. Learn what you need to do and how, so the newcomer has a good settlement experience

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  • Info Session – Becoming a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH)

    Date:Tuesday, April 19, 2022
    Time:1 PM (EDT)
    Where: Virtual

    Webinar participants will receive information on the eligibility requirements and application process to become a SAH, as well as how to be added to the mandatory training course, and will have an opportunity to ask questions.

    If your organization intends to apply to become a SAH in 2022, please complete the online Organization Pre-assessment Form | Formulaire de pré-évaluation des organisations

    Registration Link:–prDopGddWkH5YeZTfqAzyksxCoSKg


  • Visite guidée du NOUVEAU Calculateur du soutien financier minimal

    Date:Thursday, March 31, 2022
    Time:19 h à 21 h (HAE)
    Where: Zoom

    THIS WEBINAR WILL BE HELD IN FRENCH. For more information on our webinars in French, please check this page:

  • Introduction to the Groups of Five Sponsorship

    Date:Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    Time:5:00 - 6:30 PM (EST)
    Where: Virtual
    This introductory webinar will focus on who can sponsor, who can be sponsored, financial and settlement support, preparing an application, providing proof of funds and supporting documents, family composition and more.

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  • BVOR Matching Database Walk-Through

    Date:Monday, March 28, 2022
    Time:1:00 PM (EST)
    Where: Virtual

    This interactive workshop will walk BVOR sponsors and future BVOR sponsors through the new and improved Matching Database in preparation for the BVOR sponsorship program’s relaunch on April 5th, 2022. For those unable to make it, we will be sharing the recording and instructional materials on the BVOR section of our website.


  • Post Arrival Support – Mental Health

    Date:Monday, March 28, 2022
    Time:2:00 - 3:30 PM (CST)
    Where: Virtual

    This webinar, hosted by RSTP Manitoba has a special focus on Mental Health and where to find services in case any mental health concerns arise.  Panelists will share with sponsors how they and the refugees that they sponsor are supported, where to find services and what services are offered where.

    We encourage everyone to join this webinar, whether you’re expecting a newcomer or the newcomers are already in Canada.



    Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. can also dial in using your phone.Canada (Toll Free): 1 888 455 1389Access Code: 596-167-093


  • Greater Toronto Area: Settlement Services Available and Re-Opening Plans

    Date:Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    Time:4:00 - 5:30 PM (EST)
    Where: Virtual

    RSTP, in collaboration with 4 settlement agencies in the Greater Toronto Area, is hosting a webinar on available settlement services and re-opening plans. The settlement agencies include:

    1. Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services
    2. CUIAS Immigrant Services
    3. Eritrean Canadian Community Centre
    4. Centre for Skills Development

    These agencies will discuss how they are adapting to provincial re-opening plans, what new programs and initiatives have emerged during the pandemic, and what sponsors need to know if they would like to connect sponsored newcomers with the settlement programs in their area.

    We believe that the sessions will be of particular interest to the sponsorship groups that have just welcomed sponsored newcomers or are expecting an arrival in the coming months. Please join us on March 23rd and share this invite with your contacts and networks.

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