Please note that Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has amended the temporary public policy which exempted Syrians and Iraqis applying through the Group of 5 process to provide UNHCR documentation. As of December 19, IRCC is limiting the number of exempted Syrian and Iraqi applications to 1,000 people for Groups of Five and community sponsors.
To read the full government announcements, please see:
- IRCC Announcement – Providing timely protection for privately sponsored refugees (21 December 2016)
- IRCC Announcement – Temporary public policy to facilitate the sponsorship of Syrian and Iraqi refugees by Groups of Five and Community Sponsors (21 December 2016)