VERY IMPORTANT! Special Program for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to Sponsor Afghan Refugees without Proof of Refugee Status

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VERY IMPORTANT! Special Program for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to Sponsor Afghan Refugees without Proof of Refugee Status

Special Program for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to Sponsor Afghan Refugees without Proof of Refugee Status (RSD document)

IRCC has announced a temporary public policy that enables Groups of Five and Community Sponsors to sponsor Afghan refugees who do not have a refugee status document issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), or a foreign state, which formally recognizes the applicant as a refugee.

IRCC will accept applications under this public policy from October 17, 2022, until October 17, 2023, or for up to 3,000 Afghan refugees (whichever comes first).

Please do not submit applications for Afghan refugees without copies of refugee status documents before October 17, 2022, as they will not be processed under this public policy.

The sponsor who signs the refugee sponsorship application submitted under this public policy must attend a mandatory RSTP training and include a copy of their attendance certificate with the application package for the application to be considered complete.

The schedule for these trainings is below. You only need to attend one session, so please choose the one that is most convenient for you.

Important! When completing the registration form for the training session, please ensure that your first and last name exactly match the name that is used on the copy of the document that you are including with the sponsorship application package as proof of Canadian citizenship, Indian status, or permanent residence status, so that your certificate is issued correctly.

 

TRAINING SCHEDULE - CHOOSE ONLY ONE TO ATTEND:

Friday October 07, 2022, 2 PM – 4 PM EDT (English):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4917439735970294798

Tuesday October 11, 2022, 2 PM – 4 PM EDT (French):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4984949750358671118

Wednesday October 12, 2022, 6 PM – 8 PM EDT (English):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/588862570136411659

Thursday October 13, 2022, 9 PM – 11 PM EDT (English):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3010550124452645899

Friday October 14, 2022, 12 PM – 2 PM EDT (English):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6940715955031007246

Saturday October 15, 2022, 2 PM – 4 PM EDT (English):

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4066394647931554316

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION - Contact Helen (RSTP) at [email protected]

 

 


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