The Group of Five (G5) Sponsorship Program is when 5 or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents collectively sponsor one or more refugees that are living abroad to come to Canada. G5s may only sponsor applicants who are recognized as refugees by either the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or a foreign state.

There are several opportunities available for Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents to Sponsor Refugees to come to Canada for a better life…

Refugee Sponsorship 

Community Sponsorship is when a community organization sponsors refugees to come to Canada. These organizations must commit to providing emotional and income support to the refugees that they sponsor for the full sponsorship period (usually 1 year). Community Sponsors may only sponsor applicants who are recognized as refugees by either the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) or a foreign state.

Through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, Canadian citizens and permanent residents have the opportunity to sponsor refugees from abroad that qualify to come to Canada. Sponsors of refugees are responsible for supporting them with housing, clothing, food, as well as social and emotional support, for the entire length of the sponsorship.

There are several ways to sponsor a refugee to come to Canada. Some of these include:

Group of Five Sponsorship 

Community Sponsorship 

Individuals who fear prosecution or who would be in danger if they had to leave to their home country may also be eligible to claim Refugee Protection Status from within Canada.


To determine if you are eligible for sponsorship, complete our free assessment form and one of our representatives will get back to you within 48 hours. There are many options to sponsor refugees; if you have a special situation or if you have any questions, please contact us and we would be happy to assist you.

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