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Group of Five

A Group of Five (G5) is one of three groups that can engage in the private sponsorship of refugees. Refugees may be sponsored by any group of five or more Canadian citizens or permanent residents who:
  • are at least 18 years of age;
  • live in the community where the refugees are expected to settle;
  • are not in default on any other sponsorship undertaking; and
  • have the necessary resources to guarantee support for the full duration of the sponsorship, usually up to a 12-month period.

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