What kinds of help do privately sponsored refugees get?
Privately sponsored refugees get financial help from their sponsors in most cases.
The federal government doesn’t usually give financial support. There are some programs where the government helps to fund initial costs. These programs include the Joint Assistance Sponsorship Program or the Blended Visa Office-Referred Program.
Privately sponsored refugees become permanent residents when they arrive in Canada. They can get the same government-funded settlement services as other permanent residents, such as:
- information and orientation services
- help finding and keeping a job
- language training
- support to build connections in communities
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