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  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees – Groups of Five Sponsorship

    Date: Wednesday September 19, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT (Sign-in will start at 5:45pm and the workshop will begin at 6:00 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4x4
    Description: The RSTP is hosting a free workshop on the private sponsorship of refugees as a Group of Five for individuals/groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees under Group of Five Private Sponsorship of Refugees.  Topics covered will include: Recent changes and updates to the PSR program; Specific requirements for Groups of Five; Eligibility and admissibility requirements for refugees being sponsored; The sponsorship process; How to identify an acceptable proof of refugee status; Which forms need to be completed; and How to complete the application forms.  Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP using the registration link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sponsoring-refugees-as-a-group-of-five-private-sponsorship-of-refugees-psr-tickets-49496025946
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees, Who Can Sponsor and Who Can be Sponsored

    Date: Tuesday September 11, 2018
    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT (Sign-in will start at 5:45 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4x4
    Description: The RSTP is hosting a free workshop on the private sponsorship of refugees; who can sponsor and who can be sponsored for individuals/groups who are interested to learn how to sponsor refugees.  Topics covered will include: an overview of the application process; recent updates and changes to processing; who can be included on one application package; what supporting documents need to be included in the application package; proof of funds requirements; and completing the refugees’ forms.  Attendees are kindly requested to RSVP using the registration link below: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-who-can-sponsor-and-who-can-be-sponsored-tickets-49495353936
  • Information Session on Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date: September 5, 2018
    Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description: This is a monthly information session that provides an overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) in Canada, it will provide general information on the following topics: Who can be sponsored to come to Canada? Who can sponsor? PSR process; and PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees. Individual cases will not be discussed during the session but you are most welcome to connect to have your application discussed in a one-on-one session afterwards. For registration, please click on: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-psr-information-session-tickets-48382119221.
  • Information Session on Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR)

    Date: August 1, 2018
    Time: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th Floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description: This is a monthly information session that provides an overview of Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) in Canada, it will provide general information on the following topics: Who can be sponsored to come to Canada? Who can sponsor? PSR process; and PSR obligations and rights of sponsored refugees. Individual cases will not be discussed during the session but you are most welcome to connect to have your application discussed in a one-on-one session afterwards. For registration, please click on: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/private-sponsorship-of-refugees-psr-information-session-tickets-48381804279.
  • Introduction to Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program: Groups of Five

    Date: July 19, 2018
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm EDT
    Where: Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization (OCISO), 945 Wellington Street West, 1st floor, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2X5
    Description: In this free RSTP information session in Ottawa, attendees would learn about:  The private sponsorship of refugees under the Group of Five program and application process Who can be included  Application forms for sponsors and refugees.  For registration, please click: https://bit.ly/2N7ehrQ or contact: Bethlehem Daniel (RSTP Trainer) at 343-887-9875 or bdaniel@rstp.ca.
  • Navigating the New Settlement Plan For Group of Five ( G5) Sponsors

    Date: July 19, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services Mississauga, 3660 Hurontario Street, 7th floor, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C4
    Description: In this workshop, attendees would learn:  What a perfect settlement plan looks like;  How to calculate costs and reflect the budget in the form; and  About new elements in the settlement plan. Please bring your laptop to the session. We will demonstrate how to fill out the form and you can finish yours by the end of the session. For registration, please click here or contact RSTP Trainer, Inas Hamid at Tel: 905.273.4140 ext.239 or email: ihamid@rstp.ca.
  • Sponsorship Undertaking and Settlement Plan Groups of Five

    Date: July 18, 2018
    Time: 6 pm - 8 pm EDT (Sign-in will start from 5:45 pm)
    Where: Catholic Crosscultural Services, 55 Town Centre Court, Suite 401, Toronto, ON M1P 4X4
    Description: In this RSTP information session, the topics covered would include:  Key changes to requirements & process;  Financial Considerations;  Hands on completing the new Sponsorship Undertaking And Settlement Plan form. Attendees will have the opportunity to practice completing their settlement plan (Form IMM 5670) and are encouraged to bring their own laptops if possible. For registration, please click HERE.
  • Workshop with IRCC on How to Prepare and Submit an Application as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor

    Date: June 4, 2018
    Time: 6.00 pm – 8.30 pm EDT (Sign in at 5.45 pm)
    Where: The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting a workshop in Toronto for individuals interested in submitting PSR applications as a Group of Five or a Community Sponsor. Attendees will learn about: • How to complete the new application forms released on May 01, 2018; • The new requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors that came into effect on May 01, 2018; and, • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the new forms and requirements. Kindly note that IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by ROC-O or Visa Offices abroad. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-with-ircc-on-group-of-five-community-sponsor-applications-tickets-46073438896.
  • Workshop with IRCC for Lawyers, Immigration Consultants and Settlement Workers on How to Prepare and Submit Applications for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors

    Date: Monday June 4, 2018
    Time: 9.30 am – 12.00 pm EDT (Sign-in at 9.15 am)
    Where: The Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Rd, Toronto, ON M3B 3H2
    Description: The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) and Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) are hosting a workshop in Toronto for lawyers, immigration consultants and settlement workers that assist Groups of Five and Community Sponsors with preparing and submitting PSR applications. Attendees will learn about: • How to complete the new application forms released on May 01, 2018; • The new requirements for Groups of Five and Community Sponsors that came into effect on May 01, 2018; and, • How IRCC processes PSR applications submitted by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors. Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide feedback to IRCC on the new forms and requirements. Kindly note that IRCC will not be answering any questions on PSR applications that are currently being processed, or have been refused, by ROC-O or Visa Offices abroad. Space is limited and all attendees are required to register via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/workshop-with-ircc-for-professionals-on-groups-of-five-community-sponsors-tickets-46072707709
  • Private Sponsorship of Refugees: Training for Front Line Settlement Workers

    Date: Friday May 4, 2018
    Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT (lunch will be provided)
    Where: Mennonite Central Committee Ontario 203-50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener ON
    Description: In this workshop organised by the RSTP, The Refugee Hub and Reception House Waterloo Region, attendees would gain an overview of the private sponsorship system, an understanding of what it takes to complete a successful sponsorship and an awareness of what services partner agencies offer for private sponsorship of refugee applicants. Please register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/training-and-information-session-for-front-line-workers-in-kitchener-tickets-44915102280.


Pre-registration to attend any of these information sessions and workshops is required. Please contact the RSTP to pre-register for any of these events.

To request a workshop, information session or training for your group or organization, contact the RSTP.