New forms for sponsoring refugees came into effect May 1. Webinar training on requirements by Refugee Sponsor Training Program (RSTP)

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New forms for sponsoring refugees came into effect May 1.  Webinar training on requirements by Refugee Sponsor Training Program (RSTP)

New forms and guides for Refugee Sponsorship must now be used! 

The new forms and instruction guides are now available on IRCC’s website at the following links:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/application-forms-guides/application-refugee-sponsorship.html 

https://www.canada.ca/fr/immigration-refugies-citoyennete/services/refugies/aide-exterieur-canada/programme-parrainage-prive.html  

 

The new forms and guides came into effect May 01, 2018.

There is a 30 day grace period for using the old forms and requirements (with the exception of Schedule 2).

Applications submitted after June 01, 2018, that do not use the new forms or adhere to the new requirements will be returned or refused.

Get the new application forms here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/refugees/help-outside-canada/private-sponsorship-program/community-sponsors/apply.html 

The grace period for using the old Schedule 2 is until December 31, 2018.

Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) will be delivering webinars on the new forms and requirements each month.

To register for this month’s webinars, please visit: http://www.rstp.ca/en/training/webinars/ 

Examples of webinar training includes:

The PSR Program: How to Prepare and Submit a Successful Application Package
Date: Wednesday May 16, 2018 
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (11 am Sask time)
This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; completing the forms for Groups of Five; completing the forms for Community Sponsors; proof of funds requirements; and, completing the refugees’ forms.

For registration, please click on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3120475962572407553 .

The PSR Program: Adding Dependents Post-Submission and Updating Applications
Date: Friday May 18, 2018 
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (11 am Sask time)
This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: the importance of keeping IRCC up-to-date with any changes in circumstances; who to contact and when; and, how to add dependents post-submission. For registration, please click on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4510987636290506497

 

The PSR Program: Supporting Settlement and Integration
Date: Wednesday May 23, 2018 
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (11 am Sask time)
This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: recap of sponsors’ settlement and financial responsibilities under the PSR program; the importance of connecting newcomers with a settlement agency; managing expectations; power imbalance; and, ethical considerations. For registration, please click on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3927199738499594753

 

The PSR Program: Preparing for Month 13
Date: Tuesday May 29, 2018 
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT (11 am Sask time) 
This RSTP webinar would cover topics such as: when should sponsors start preparing for Month 13; what to consider when preparing newcomers for Month 13; services available for sponsored newcomers in Month 13; evaluating the sponsorship; and, the post-sponsorship relationship. For registration, please click on: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4031813871835995649

 

As well, the RSTP has a large Resource Centre, with 

To contact the RSTP in Saskatchewan: 

Helen Smith-Mcintyre

306-343-8303 (ext 107)

 

C/O Newcomer Information Centre

106-129 - 3rd Ave N.

Saskatoon, SK  S7K 2H4


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