Events & Articles

January 12, 2021

RSTP (Refugee Sponsorhip Training Program) in collaboration with the Jumpstart Refugee Talent is pleased to invite sponsors and the sponsored newcomers to attend the following informative and interactive webinar:

January 08, 2021

Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government of Canada has issued several guidelines that need to be followed when you fly to Canada. These measures were put in place in order to slow the spread of Covid-19 in Canada.

January 06, 2021

What are the requirements for the arrival to Canada?

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 
  • COVID-19 symptom self-assessments

You must use ArriveCAN before you board your flight to Canada. You can choose to use the ArriveCAN app or sign into ArriveCAN online. 

Once you submit your information through ArriveCAN:

January 06, 2021

This presentation is by Ammar Alfakosh, a former Syrian refugee that was sponsored to Canada via the PSR program by the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo:

Rising from the Ashes

Presented by Ammar Alfakosh

January 04, 2021

The Canadian Council for Refugees and the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) invite you to attend a virtual meeting with representatives from IRCC.

January 04, 2021

Effective January 7, 2021, at 12:01 a.m. EST, all air passengers five years of age or older will be required to test negative for COVID-19 before travelling from another country to Canada.

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors while provide an in-depth look at what is Month 13 and when sponsors should start preparing for the transition to Month 13; resources that are available to assist sponsors and sponsored newcomers with the transition; what to consider when sponsors and sponsored newcomers begin preparing for the transition; services that are available to sponsored newcomers in Month 13; and, how to evaluate the sponsorship period.

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) for new and experienced sponsors will provide a recap of sponsors’ settlement responsibilities when sponsoring refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) and Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) programs; review ethical considerations that are important to keep in mind when sponsoring refugees; the power imbalance that exists in the sponsor-sponsored newcomer relationship and tips on how to mitigate the imbalance; and, the importance of managing expectations.

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by RSTP for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to submit a refugee sponsorship application under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program to the Resettlement Operations Centre – Ottawa (ROC-O) via email and when and how to update an application after submission.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm MST
Where: Virtual

January 04, 2021

This webinar delivered by Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) for new and experienced sponsors will provide an in-depth look at how to prepare applications to sponsor refugees under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) program, including: an overview of the application process; how to structure applications; how to complete the application forms (for Groups of Five, Community Sponsors and the refugees being sponsored); and, what supporting documents must be included with the application package in order to ensure that the application is complete.

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