Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program – Information for refugees

Being a Privately Sponsored Refugee (PSR) means that a group of people in Canada has volunteered to help you adjust to life here.

Your sponsorship group will help you find a place to live, give you food and clothing and financial support. Your sponsor must provide you with this support. They have made a commitment to support you for one year after you arrive or until you can support yourself, whichever comes first. You do not need to pay your sponsor for the cost of helping you settle in Canada.

These fact sheets explain the financial and settlement responsibilities of you and your sponsor.

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Last updated: September 14, 2016 4006138