Updates to Refugee protection guidance – Resettlement from overseas: Private sponsorships

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada staff. It is posted on the Department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Starting April 1, 2017, the functions of the Centralized Processing Office in Winnipeg (CPO-W), the Centralized Processing Office in Vancouver (CPO-V) and the Matching Centre will merge into the newly created Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa (ROC-O). The program delivery instructions are currently being updated to reflect these changes.

Date: January 9, 2014

Summary: Updates to the instructions for CPO-W and visa offices regarding sponsorship withdrawals are now available.

Link to updated functional guidance:

Private sponsorships: sponsorship withdrawals

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