Groups of five: Who can apply


To be eligible, each member of the group must:

  • be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • be at least 18 years old
  • live in the same community where the refugee is expected to settle, and
  • agree to give settlement support for the length of the sponsorship (usually 1 year)

Your group must

Know your responsibilities as a sponsor

Make sure you know the responsibilities you must meet as a sponsor. We assess and monitor sponsorship groups regularly to make sure you’re fully supporting the refugees you’re sponsoring. This includes occasionally checking in with the refugees you’re sponsoring.

Are you in Quebec?

Quebec has its own process to sponsor refugees. For sponsors in Quebec, visit refugee sponsorship in Quebec.

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