- In Canada, CIC has engaged a process of revitalizing the private sponsorship of refugees program;
- CIC has consistently informed Sponsorship Agreement Holders that there are limited resources for processing applications overseas;
- Currently there are applications for over 10,000 individuals and only 2,900 will be processed in this year;
- CIC has also given the message that the backlog of private sponsorship applications are due to a high number of cases which do not fit eligibility criteria;
That the CCR write to the Director General of the International Region to request a statistical breakdown for the years 2000, 2001 and 2002 and annually thereafter of total private sponsorship undertakings submitted by post by year and total private sponsorship undertakings refused by post by year, and to separate applications and refusals by Groups of Five and Sponsorship Agreement Holder undertakings in order to better understand and address the causes of this backlog.