Application for Refugee Sponsorship: Joint Assistance Sponsorship


This application includes the following items:

This application is for Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAH) and their Constituent Groups who wish to sponsor a refugee(s) under the Joint Assistance Sponsorship (JAS) Program.

JAS refers to a joint undertaking by the sponsoring group and Citizenship and Immigration Canada to sponsor a refugee(s) requiring special assistance and whose admissibility depends upon the additional support of a sponsor.

Refugees sponsored under the JAS program are identified as having special needs that will likely result in a longer or more difficult period of integration.

These special needs include:

  • a large number of family members;
  • trauma resulting from violence or torture;
  • medical disabilities; and
  • the effects of systemic discrimination.

Note: Sponsors living in the province of Quebec should contact the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion.


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