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As a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH), the diocese receives many inquiries about refugee sponsorship. We can confirm that, in 2023, Immigration and Citizenship Canada designated 80 per cent fewer sponsorship spaces than in 2022 to the Edmonton diocese. As a result, we are unable to accept new applications this year. We are slowly working through a backlog of files. * Please note, we do not have a waitlist.

To enquire about an existing application submitted by the Edmonton diocese, please contact refugee sponsorship coordinator Anwar Abdi by email: