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December 03, 2020

Are you interested in engaging with other settlement workers about how you can work better with sponsored refugees and their sponsors on a practical level?

Join the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program, Catholic Crosscultural Services and ARI for a special workshop training specifically created for the settlement sector:

"Enhancing Cooperation with Private Refugee Sponsors"
December 10, 1:00 - 3:00 pm EDT

December 03, 2020

In this RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) webinar session, we will discuss the currently available settlement services and support for sponsored newcomers and how to access them. We will talk about how newcomer-serving agencies have been able to continue delivering services and programs for newcomers since the start of the pandemic, what new programs and initiatives have emerged over the past several months, and what sponsors need to know if they would like to connect sponsored newcomers with the settlement programs in their area.

December 02, 2020

This webinar delivered by RSTP (Refugee Sponsorship Training Program) for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at the financial and settlement responsibilities of sponsors under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including:
- how long sponsors are expected to provide financial support to refugees sponsored under the PSR program
- the minimum amount of financial support that sponsors are expected to provide to refugees on arrival and the relationship between the Sponsorship Cost Table and the Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) rates

November 30, 2020

Requirements for entering Canada by air

As of November 21, 2020, if you're flying to Canada as your final destination, you must use ArriveCAN to submit your:

  • travel and contact information

  • quarantine plan (unless exempted under conditions set out in the mandatory isolation order)

  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessments

November 26, 2020

The 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan was presented on October 30th by The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. The 2021 to 2023 levels plan aims to continue welcoming immigrants at a rate of about 1% of the population of Canada, including 401,000 permanent residents in 2021, 411,000 in 2022 and 421,000 in 2023.

November 24, 2020

The Honourable Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, tabled the 2021‒2023 Immigration Levels Plan on October 30th, which sets out a path for responsible increases to immigration targets to help the Canadian economy recover from COVID-19, drive future growth and create jobs for middle class Canadians.

November 19, 2020

The resettlement of refugees in Canada did not stop with the onset of the  COVID-19 pandemic. However, restrictions on travelling have had an impact on the arrival of resettled refugees.

According to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), some challenges affecting resettlement work are : 

February 13, 2020

Interested in sponsoring refugees as a Group of Five?

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is organizing a workshop. 

Participants will be able to get information on:

  • Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored

  • How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status

February 13, 2020

WUSC UTSC and SCSU are organizing The Refugee Experience Art Auction. 

This art auction will showcase the struggles, resilience, triumphs, and sacrifices of refugees. 

All the proceeds and donations from the sale will be donated to the Student Refugee Program (SRP). 

SRP combienes resettlement with opportunities for higher education. 

February 13, 2020

Creating a group synergy when sponsoring a refugee can be quite difficult.

To help you get there, Islington United Church is organizing a workshop. 

Participants will be able to learn:

  • How to build trust

  • Reduce conflict 

  • Create a positive team workshop

Date: Saturday, 22nd of February, 2020

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