Sponsorship includes financial support for the first year in Canada plus start-up costs for items such as clothing and furniture. Sometimes the federal government provides financial support, sometimes we split the costs with the government, and sometimes we pay all the costs privately.
We provide ‘wrap-around’ supports needed to help a refugee build a new life in Canada.
We help refugees find housing, access language training, healthcare, counselling, education, employment and other services. We assist with required paperwork and we provide orientation to banking, transportation, and city resources. We also provide emotional, social and spiritual support if desired.
A volunteer settlement team, supported by Ministry staff, will work with a sponsored refugee for a minimum of 12 months.