In respect to the current crisis in the Ukraine, at this point, the federal government has not announced any special initiatives for Ukrainian refugees involving the Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSR) program in which CLWR participates. However, Canada has announced temporary protection to Ukrainian refugees, as well as permanent residence options to family members of Ukrainian-Canadians, through other streams. Please note that CLWR is only able to assist with the federal PSR program, and is not able to assist with arrivals through these other streams — for more information about the immigration measures announced in response to the Ukraine crisis, please see the following statement by the Government of Canada:
Refugee sponsorship overview
If you're a church, community group or individual in Canada wondering about how private sponsorship of refugees works, start here!
Info for refugees
If you or someone you know is looking for information about resettling in Canada, click here for more information.
Developing a settlement plan
Churches that sponsor refugees work with us to develop a detailed plan for settlement in Canada. Click here for more detail about what a good settlement plan includes.
Our history with refugees
In 1946, CLWR was created to help people displaced by the Second World War. Our commitment to refugees continues to this day through refugee resettlement. Read more about how CLWR and churches in Canada have worked for durable solutions for refugees for 75 years.
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