Private Sponsorship of Refugees (PSR) Program


Welcome to Wadi Kaja Organization for Refugee and Immigrants,

At WORI our primary mission is to sponsor refugees through the private sponsorship program. We are dedicated to supporting refugees who are currently living outside their home country and have official recognition as refugees from the UNHCR or a foreign state.

Working closely with co-sponsors, who must be Canadian citizens, registered Indians, or permanent residents of Canada, we facilitate the process of sponsoring refugees, ensuring a smooth journey towards a better life.

At Wadi Kaja, we firmly believe in providing refuge and assistance to displaced individuals, empowering them with resources to rebuild their lives in a new homeland. Join us in creating a more compassionate and inclusive world.

If you are a refugee seeking resettlement in Canada,

You must have/ find a co-sponsor to contact our organization on your behalf. For Canadian citizens, registered Indians, or permanent residents wishing to sponsor a family member, relative, or friend, we are here to assist throughout the process, adhering to guidelines set by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada.

The Wadi Kaja Organization do not work with refugees directly, rather we work with the Co-Sponsors only.

Rest assured, we are committed to guiding you through the sponsorship journey, fostering stronger family bonds and offering hope for a brighter future in Canada.

Requirements for Co-sponsors: To be eligible as a co-sponsor, individuals must:

  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • Hold Canadian citizenship, be a Registered Indian, or possess permanent residency status in Canada.
  • Reside in the intended community of settlement.
  • Provide two government-issued photo identifications.
  • Share contact information, including phone number and email address.
  • Present a police clearance letter issued within the last six months.
  • Submit an employment letter along with the 2023 Notice of Assessment.
  • Complete the Sponsor Assessment form [IMM 5492].
  • Complete the Financial Profile form [IMM 5373B] if contributing from personal income.
  • Pay a non-refundable office administration fee of $250 to Wadi Kaja Organization via cheque or money order only.

Sponsorship Cost Guidelines:

For Sponsoring refugee, the Co-sponsors are required to demonstrate sufficient financial means to meet the obligations set forth by IRCC. Relatives of refugees who intend to sponsor through Wadi Kaja Organization need to provide substantial evidence of funds availability and source of funds. It is always recommended that the financial support exceeds the minimum requirements.

Funds cannot come from the refugees.

It’s the requirement for the Co-Sponsors to provide documentation that verifies the sponsorship funds are not coming from the refugee; To facilitate the sponsorship process, it's essential to provide substantial proof of these funds.

There are three (3) available approaches for sponsoring your family member via Wadi Kaja:

  • Deposit the complete sponsorship amount into our shared trust account and provide documentation tracing the fund source.
  • Collaborate with a minimum of three family members to contribute from personal incomes.
  • Create a combination of funds and personal income contributions.

Utilization of Trust Account Funds:

  • Funds deposited or held in the trust account will be allocated to the sponsored refugee family's settlement. Upon their arrival in Canada, these funds will be disbursed on a monthly basis, calculated at (total cost/12) per month.
  • In scenarios where the sponsored refugee family's application is rejected or the funds are not needed during the sponsorship period, the money will be refunded to donors or co-sponsors.
  • If the sponsorship is cancelled or withdrawn by either the refugee, Wadi Kaja organization, or CIC, funds will be returned to the donors or co-sponsors, pending confirmation of withdrawal.

For additional details, please refer to the government website provided below: