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Who is eligible for sponsorship under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program?

To be eligible for sponsorship, a refugee applicant must:

  • be outside Canada, and
  • meet the definition of one of the refugee classes of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Two classes of refugees are eligible under the program:

  • Convention Refugee Abroad Class and
  • Country of Asylum Class.

Find out more about resettlement from outside Canada.

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