Application for Refugee Sponsorship

New: Starting August 1st, 2014, the age at which a child is considered a dependant will be reduced from under 22 years of age to less than 19 years of age. Read about the changes.

This application is for:

  • Sponsorship Agreement Holders and their Constituent Groups who wish to sponsor refugees seeking resettlement. Sponsorship Agreement Holders are religious, ethnic, community or service organizations, which have signed an agreement with the Minister, and are already approved to sponsor refugees.
  • Groups of Five or more Canadians or permanent residents who wish to sponsor refugees coming to Canada. A Group of Five must provide a settlement plan and prove that it has the money to sponsor a refugee for one year.
  • Community Sponsors who wish to sponsor refugee(s) living outside of Canada.

    A Community Sponsor may be:

    • An organization,
    • An association, or
    • A corporation.

It is not necessary that the organization, association or corporation be incorporated under federal or provincial law.

Sponsors living in the province of Quebec should contact the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion.

Read the Instruction Guide to fill out your application forms.

Please note: The principal refugee applicant and his or her family members are required to complete an Application for Convention Refugees Abroad and Humanitarian-Protected Persons Abroad [IMM6000]. The IMM 6000 forms must be submitted together with the sponsorship undertaking to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada centre indicated in the guide.

This application includes:

General information for all applicants


For all applicants:

For Sponsorship Agreement Holders and Constituent Groups:

For Groups of Five:

For Community Sponsors:


Find out if you are eligible

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