2.A Refugees: From Eligibility to Arrival
A.4 How are sponsorship-eligible refugees identified?
Why is this area important?
Actors need to consider partnerships and program design elements to identify eligible applicants for the private sponsorship program.
Considerations may include:
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(i) How can sponsors assist particularly vulnerable refugees? (ii) Can private citizens or community groups nominate particular individuals for sponsorship? (iii) How can States work with referral organizations to identify sponsorship-eligible refugees? (iv) How can States work with sub-federal governments to select refugees? (v) What hybrid models of shared responsibility over refugee resettlement may be developed through collaboration between various actors?
Michael Casasola, “The Indochinese Refugee Movement and the Subsequent Evolution of UNHCR and Canadian Resettlement Selection Policies and Practices” (Refuge, 2016)
IRCC, “OP 5 – Overseas Selection and Processing of Convention Refugees Abroad Class and Members of the Humanitarian-protected Persons Abroad Classes”
IRCC, "Temporary Public Policy Concerning Tibetans Living in the State of Arunchal Pradesh in India"
Catherine Cullen, "Settled Syrian refugees can now identify family for sponsorship by Canadian groups" (CBC News, 3 February 2016)