There are many parts to the application process, some of which happen in Canada, and some of which occur overseas at the Canadian visa office. Unfortunately, private sponsorship is not a quick process and there is no exact timeline for how long each step will last. But we hope this step-by-step outline will make the process a little more clear.
Operation #NotForgotten (ONF) is a private (not government) sponsorship effort for those who sought asylum in Australia and were forcibly detained on either Manus or Nauru since 2013. It includes those who were detained on Manus or Nauru and then transferred to Australia.
Every day we are contacted by refugees from all over the world who want to be privately sponsored to Canada. The hard truth is that there are no easy ways to come to Canada as a refugee. But here are three main ways that refugees abroad can try to come to Canada.
When you are going through the application process, Canada can seem like a dream. But it is a real place with a rich and varied history and a vast landscape that ranges from beaches to wide-open prairies. Canada has a very high standard of living, a strong democratic government and a culture of welcoming immigrants,…
While you are waiting to come to Canada there are also other opportunities to improve your English. Here are some excellent (and free!) online resources for improving your English skills.
Newcomers to Canada are assisted in the process of settling into their new home by a large number of individuals and organizations, including your settlement team/sponsors, new friends, Canadians who may be from the same ethnic or religious background, or family. In addition to these, the Canadian government also funds organisations, called “Service Provider Organizations (SPOs)” or “Settlement Services”, which help newcomers adjust to life in Canada.
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