Refugee Sponsorship Training Program

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What Happens If You Choose To Move To A Different City In Canada?

You are allowed to move to anywhere in Canada. However, if you voluntarily choose to move to another part of Canada, your sponsors may not be able to provide you with financial and settlement support. For newcomers that receive government assistance, you may not be entitled to receive further financial assistance from IRCC for the remainder of the sponsorship period.

Private sponsors are committed to supporting you based on the understanding that you will live in their community. Although you have the right to move anywhere in Canada, private sponsors are only required to provide you with support for your first year while you are in their community. If you move, sponsors should attempt to find you a sponsoring group in your new community. However, if they are unable to do so, you may not receive further sponsor support.