ARCHIVED – Notice – Warning: Sponsorship Fraud

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January 27, 2012 — Don’t trust or believe anyone who asks you to pay for a sponsorship. Under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, sponsors are responsible for assisting refugees with financial and settlement assistance. You do not have to pay for a private sponsorship. In addition, you do not have to prepay or repay your sponsors for care, lodging (housing) or settlement assistance.

Canada’s immigration programs are based on fairness. No one can promise your application will be given special treatment or guarantee that it will be approved.

If your permanent resident status was obtained as a result of fraud, the Government of Canada may conduct an investigation and may revoke your permanent resident status.

This site has more information on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.


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