FOCAS will not be involved in filling out refugee sponsorship applications. Although we at FOCAS make sure that the concerned refugees we sponsor must live out of their country of origin and provide necessary documents as such, it is the responsibility of overseas visa officers to ultimately decided their refugee status to resettle in Canada.
As a community service organization, FOCAS can inform you where you can get the application packages for other types of sponsorship such as Group of Five, Community Sponsorship, Family class etc. but unfortunately, we don’t offer counseling or advice on the process of these applications. You need to contact immigration consultants for that kind of service.
Upon arrival, refugees are legally entitled to work. However, if they don’t speak English, the first step is to enroll in English classes to gain the language skills required to work, learn, and integrate into the community. We have the responsibility to make sure newcomers do get documentation that proves that the refugee is registered in certified English language classes. Refugees will be able to work once they obtain sufficient English skills. They are able to work part-time, once enrolled in full-time English training classes. Refugees working during their first year of sponsorship are still eligible and entitled to sponsorship funds from their sponsors. This is a government regulated guideline to protect refugees and ensure sponsors uphold their responsibility.
Please fill the following application form and submit. Only those who qualify will be contacted.