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Who decides if a refugee can be sponsored and resettled?


The sponsor will present the name of a refugee or refugee family it would like to sponsor. One of our officers will decide if a group has set up the supports it needs to be a sponsor.


The United Nations Refugee Agency, other referral organizations and private sponsorship groups identify and refer refugees to be resettled in Canada.

A Canadian visa officer will then decide if the person identified

  • meets the requirements to be resettled, and
  • will be admitted to Canada.

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