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Who cannot be sponsored under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program?

The following people do not qualify for private sponsorship:

  • people already in Canada,
  • people who have applied for resettlement before and who have been refused, unless
    • their circumstances have changed,
    • new information that was not sent with the previous application has come to light or
    • Canadian laws affecting the case have changed,
  • people who have been given permission to live permanently in another country and
  • people who fled persecution or civil war some time ago, but who can now integrate into the country where they live or can return home safely.

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