Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP)
The RSTP is a program designed to support the Sponsorship Agreement Holders (SAHs) of Canada, their Constituent Groups, Groups of Five and Community Sponsors interested in sponsoring refugees. The objective of RSTP is to address, on a national level, the information and ongoing training needs of the sponsorship community and the initial information needs of refugees. RSTP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP)
Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) Rates
In January 2018, IRCC adopted prevailing provincial RAP rates as the guideline for private sponsors to calculate settlement support funding. Prior to 2018, sponsors were expected to refer to prevailing provincial social assistance rates. This change was intended to align private sponsorship of refugees (PSR) minimum settlement funding with the allowances received by Government assisted refugees (GARs). See RSTP website for current rates and the Minimum Financial Support Calculator.
Service Provider Organizations (SPOs)