What are the responsibilities of a sponsoring group?
A group sponsoring a refugee must perform the following tasks.
- Complete a settlement plan. The plan outlines the arrangements for the sponsored refugees. These include helping them to:
- find suitable housing,
- learn English or French,
- find a job and make friends,
- learn about Canadian culture and values, and
- learn about the services in their community.
- Welcome, care for, house and settle the sponsored refugees. Sponsoring groups commit to providing this help to refugees for one year after the refugees arrive in Canada or until they are self-supporting, whichever comes first. In rare cases, they may provide this help for longer.
- Live in the community where the refugees will settle.
- Provide information on available finances.
Find more information in CIC’s Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.
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