Sponsored refugees

Canadian Business Etiquette

Settling in a foreign country entails familiarizing yourself with its language and its code of conduct, especially when you intend to work in that country.  Getting to know the Canadian business etiquette can help you transition smoothly in the job market without any bumps or misunderstanding. The last thing you want is to rub your coworkers the wrong way by unknowingly doing something that they may consider offensive. 

How refugees are screened before coming to Canada

Coming to Canada as a refugee is far from being an easy process. The procedure is long and tedious. Refugees go through various steps which consist of several layers of approval and screening; with the displaced person’s file being reviewed by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Interpol, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and similar databases in allied countries. 

How Canada's Refugee System Works

On the 4th of June 1969, Canada signed the 1951 Convention  pertaining to the status of refugees, 18 years after it was adopted by the United Nations. Since then, Canada has forged quite a reputation as being a leader in refugee resettlement. Unlike economic immigrants, refugees did not make a conscious choice to leave their country to seek a better life elsewhere. They fled their country because they are at risk of, or have experienced persecution.

PSR: Adding Dependents Post-Submission

Maybe due to unforeseen circumstances, you found yourself having to add dependents or update your private sponsorship application after having submitted it. 

To make sure that you do not make any errors while adding new elements to your application, the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is organizing a webinar. 

The following topics will be covered: 

  • The importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances

Pre-Arrival Information Session


Now that you have received the Notice of Arrival Transmission (NAT), things are starting to happen. 

To help you lay the foundation for a good sponsorship experience, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is organizing an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for the arrival of the refugee they sponsored. 

Date: Wednesday, 30th of October, 2019

Pre-Arrival Preparation for Private Sponsors

Now that you got your Notice of Arrival (NAT), the refugee you sponsored will finally come to Canada. 

To help you prepare for his arrival, the Office for Refugees Archdiocese of Toronto is holding an information session. 

Sponsors will be given the last preparatory information necessary to be ready for arrival and pick up at the airport.

Date: Wed, 16th of October, 2019 

Time: 5:30 p.m to 6:45 p.m