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Who can sponsor a refugee?

These people or groups can sponsor a refugee:

  • Sponsorship agreement holders: These groups have a formal agreement with the department to sponsor refugees.
  • Groups of five: This is a group of five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who live in the community where the refugees will settle.
  • Community sponsors: This is an organization, an association or a corporation based in the community where the refugees will settle.

You can find out more about each group in the Guide to the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

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