Sponsorship Program

The federal government assists an established number of refugees to come to Canada each year. Canadians can personally contribute to increasing this number by sponsoring refugees through the PSR, which is administered by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC).

Within the PSR program, NNS is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH). This means that NNS has signed a formal agreement with the Canadian Government. This allows NNS the right and the responsibility to manage private sponsorships. NNS has been a SAH since 2009.

At this time, NNS is engaged exclusively in refugee sponsorships but also provides supports to community members with paperwork involved in other sponsorship categories such as Groups of Five and family reunification.