Working Group on Overseas Protection and Resettlement

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The Overseas Protection and Resettlement (OPR) Working Group provides a forum to exchange information, network and develop policy positions in the area of:

  • the protection needs of refugees and other forcibly displaced people around the world;
  • the resettlement of refugees to Canada and internationally;
  • the needs and challenges experienced by refugees prior to resettlement to Canada (whether resettled through government programs or private sponsorship);
  • the needs and challenges experienced by resettled refugees in Canada during the period of the sponsorship undertaking, in collaboration with the I&S working group;
  • the needs and challenges experienced by private sponsors.

Read more about the activities of each Working Group.

Note: the Working Group was until 2017 known as the Working Group on Overseas Protection and Sponsorship (OPS).

 

Some key issues

Private sponsorship of refugees

Family reunification

Transportation loans

ATCR

The Working Group follows closely the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement - the international forum for discussing issues of resettlement. 

 

Resolutions

Consult the resolutions related to Overseas Protection and Resettlement in the Resolutions Database.