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Citizenship and Immigration Canada

The web site of Citizenship and Immigration Canada has information, application forms, and guides on topics such as:

  • Visiting, studying, and working temporarily in Canada
  • Immigrating to Canada
  • Making a refugee claim
  • Becoming a permanent resident
  • Applying for citizenship
  • Sponsoring family members
  • International adoption

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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Community Sponsorship

This website has information for private sponsors of refugees has information for groups who are already sponsoring refugees or intend to do so. Topics include:

  • Who can sponsor?
  • Who can be sponsored?
  • The sponsorship process
  • Sponsorship application forms
  • Refugee forms
  • Settlement preparation
  • The first year and beyond

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2019

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FCJ Refugee Centre

The FCJ Refugee Centre has information about refugee settlement and refugee protection, and features manuals, workshop presentations, and research of interest to refugees and front line workers.

Available in:

English, Français, Spanish

Produced by:

FCJ Refugee Centre

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

Abuse is Wrong in any Language

This booklet is for immigrant and refugee women who are experiencing abuse in a relationship or in a family. It discusses Canadian law, what people’s rights are, and what kind of help is available.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Age of dependants in Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

On October 24, 2017, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations will change to reinstate the maximum age for a dependent child as under 22 years.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Online Help Centre

Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Online Help Centre is designed to answer questions about moving to Canada. It features several ways of finding information: You can search by keyword, by topic question and answer, and by what you wish to do in Canada, such as work, study, immigrate, visit, etc. There is also a section with the top 10 questions, and a glossary.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Do you want to sponsor your family to join you in Canada?

This resource offers basic information about sponsoring family members who are outside Canada to come and live here as permanent residents. It includes sections on who can be sponsored, the sponsor’s responsibilities, what can happen if sponsors cannot support the people they sponsored, and where to get help in many languages.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Family violence when a woman is sponsored by a spouse or partner

Many women are sponsored by a spouse or partner for permanent resident status. If they experience family violence, they may want to know whether they will be forced to leave Canada if they separate from their spouse or partner. This resource is for front-line workers and explains when separation may place a woman’s status in Canada at risk.

Format:

Booklet/PDF, Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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How do I sponsor a spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, or dependent child living outside of Canada?

This resource explains what the process is for sponsoring someone living outside Canada, who is eligible to be a sponsor, and who is a spouse or common-law partner. It links to forms and further information on the Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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How do I sponsor parents, grandparents, adopted children and other relatives living outside of Canada?

This resource explains sponsor eligibility criteria, who can be sponsored, and the sponsorship process for people who wish to sponsor a relative or family member from abroad. It includes information on the minimum amount of income necessary for each size of sponsor family unit and has links to government forms and guides.

Available in:

English, Français

Produced by:

Settlement.Org

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017