Refugee Protection Programs
Immigration Consultants in Mississauga, ON
Canada offers refugee protection to some persons in Canada who fear persecution or who would be in danger if they had to leave. Some dangers they may face include:
- A risk to their life, or
- A risk of cruel and unusual treatment or punishment.
If a person feels that they could face one of these risks if they go back to their home country or the country where they normally live, they may be able to seek protection in Canada as a refugee.
Refugees are people who have fled their countries because of a well-founded fear of persecution, and who are therefore unable to return home. Many refugees come from war-torn countries and have seen or experienced unthinkable horrors.
Sponsor a Refugee
Through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, a sponsoring person may be able to help sponsor refugees from abroad who qualify to come to Canada. The sponsor’s role is to support the refugees for the length of the sponsorship. This includes help for housing, clothing and food, as well as social and emotional support.
There are many ways to sponsor refugees.
Sponsorship Agreement Holders
Sponsorship agreement holders are groups in Canada that have signed agreements with the Government of Canada to help support refugees from abroad when they come to Canada.
Groups of Five
Groups of Five are five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents over the age of 18 who can sponsor one or more refugees to come to Canada to settle in their local community. A Group of Five can only sponsor an applicant who already has refugee status.
Community Sponsors is an organization, association or corporation that can sponsor refugees to come to Canada. A Community Sponsor can only sponsor an applicant who already has refugee status.
Blended Visa Office-Referred Program
The Blended Visa Office-Referred (BVOR) Program is a program where private sponsors and the Government of Canada work together to support a refugee. The United Nations Refugee Agency identifies the refugees that can be sponsored under this program.
Joint Assistance Sponsorship Program
Through the Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) Program, organizations partner with us to resettle refugees with special needs.
Refugees have access to certain rights while their claim for protection is being considered, such as work and education.
Contact us today, if you are in need of protection, are not able to return to your home country, or, you wish to sponsor a refugee in Canada.