Private Sponsorship of Refugees Toolkit

What is the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Toolkit?Private sponsorship of refugees toolkit

The toolkit is a practical web-based resource to provide information about private refugee sponsorship to groups across Canada.

The toolkit includes:

  • Information about program options across the country
  • Information about how to prepare an application for sponsors and refugees
  • Resources for sponsors and refugees (both pre- and post-arrival)
  • Links to other resources
  • Information about national and local organizations offering support to sponsoring groups

This resource is primarily geared towards groups applying to privately sponsor refugees through a Group of 2 to 5 or Non-profit organization (in Quebec), or a Group of 5 or Community sponsor (in the rest of Canada). However, it also includes a lot of information relevant for other types of groups. 

The Toolkit Table of Contents


Refugee sponsorship basics  / Different program options to sponsor refugees / Finding a refugee match  / Organizations and services

Application for sponsors

For Quebec: Organizations with an umbrella agreement  / Group of 2 to 5  / Non-profit organization

For the rest of Canada: Sponsorship Agreement Holders / Group of 5 / Community Sponsor

Applications for refugees

Application forms for refugees / Who can be included in an application / Refugee eligibility and admissibility

Applications in process

Submitting the file / Processing / Interview / After the interview / Travel to Canada

Other useful information

Transportation loan / Finding help with settlement / Health / Permanent residence cards / Resources for refugee and sponsors / Family reunification / Travel ouside of Canada / Secondary migration and sponsorship breakdown

Connect with the CCR!

The CCR encourages sponsoring groups to become involved and work towards common advocacy goals by: 

To read more about other ways to get involved see here!