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Immigrant and Refugee

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that provides support in 400 communities across Canada and over 100 countries around the world.
Settlement Assistance for newcomers is available at many of our local Ministry Units. To find the programs and services available in your area, please use the "Find the Salvation Army" search option.  


The Salvation Army is a Sponsorship Agreement Holder participating in the private Sponsorship Program. There are various streams of sponsorship available to ministry units, including a Blended Visa Office Referred and Joint Assisted Sponsorships.

While The Salvation Army does sometimes partner with family members in Canada to sponsor refugees through the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, we are limited in the number of new cases that can be undertaken. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any new applications for 2017 sponsorships, and a waiting list for 2018 is not open at this time. Please check back for updates.

Note: We cannot process the number of requests that would originate in other countries. Therefore, requests to sponsor a refugee from overseas must come from people who are currently residing in Canada and are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada.

Important Links:
Citizenship & Immigration Canada -
Refugee Sponsorship Training Program -
Canadian Council for Refugees -
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees -
Lifeline Syria -

For more information contact

If you have any further questions not referenced above, please contact the Immigrant and Refugee Services Liaison in the Corps Ministries Department at T.H.Q.

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