Program delivery update: One-year window of opportunity provision – Government assisted and privately sponsored refugees

This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

January 10, 2019

The program delivery instructions on the one-year window of opportunity (OYW) provision for government‑assisted and privately sponsored refugees have been updated to explain the centralization of receipt of all OYW applications at the Resettlement Operations Centre in Ottawa. The updates also clarify all procedures regarding OYW applications and the effects of the Canada v. Esfand [2016] decision. The updates clearly outline processing steps and provide clarity on the entire procedure.

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