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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Dear sponsors,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Please be advised that the
<em><b><span style="background:white;font-style:normal">Generic Application Form</span></b></em><b><span style="background:white"> for Canada (<em><span style="font-style:normal">IMM 0008</span></em>)</span></b> has been updated, and it can be accessed from
 the following links: <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#0000CC"><a href="https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/english/pdf/kits/forms/imm0008enu_2d.pdf"><span style="color:#0000CC">https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/english/pdf/kits/forms/imm0008enu_2d.pdf</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#0000CC"><a href="https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/francais/pdf/trousses/form/imm0008fra_2d.pdf"><span style="color:#0000CC">https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/ircc/migration/ircc/francais/pdf/trousses/form/imm0008fra_2d.pdf</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#0000CC"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">As stated by IRCC earlier, previous form versions will continue to be accepted as long as 2-D barcodes are generated and are legible. 
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">The forms are “legible” if ROC-O is able to scan them using their barcode scanners and upload information into GCMS.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><o:p> </o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Regards, 
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 | Refugee Sponsorship Training Program | Catholic Crosscultural Services<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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