[PSRList] Sponsoring Syrian and Iraqi Refugees - Important Announcement

Nadine Nasir nnasir at rstp.ca
Tue Sep 22 15:16:34 EDT 2015

Dear PSR list members,


The RSTP would like to inform you of a new change in the Private Sponsorship
of Refugees (PSR) program that the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration,
Chris Alexander, announced on Saturday, September 19, 2015.


Citizenship and Immigration Canada has temporarily exempt Syrians and Iraqis
from the requirement to provide proof of refugee status in order to be
sponsored by a Group of Five or Community Sponsor. If you want to sponsor a
Syrian or Iraqi refugee through a Group of Five or Community Sponsor, you
can submit these applications, even if these refugee applicants do not have
a refugee status recognition document.


Please note that refugees must still be living outside of their country of


For more information on this announcement, Groups of Five, Community
Sponsors, application forms, and more, please visit our website
ges-for-sponsoring-syrian-iraqi-refugees/> . If you have any questions about
this announcement, you can also feel free to contact us at info at rstp.ca
<mailto:info at rstp.ca> . Please note that we are currently receiving an
exceptionally high number of inquiries, and may not be able to respond


Best regards,

Nadine Nasir  | RSTP Trainer | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)

Catholic Crosscultural Services| 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401,
Scarborough, ON M1P 4X4

Tel: 416-290-1700 Ext. 404 | Toll-free: 1-877-290-1701  | Fax: 416-290-1710
|  <mailto:nnasir at rstp.ca> nnasir at rstp.ca 

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