Register interest in sponsorship with Canadian Resettlement groups
The Ads-Up Refugee Network and other refugee groups in Canada are exploring privately sponsored community resettlement options in Canada. To send your information to Canadian resettlement groups for consideration, please fill out the form below.
So far, two refugee from Manus and Nauru have been fully resettled in Canada through private sponsorship.
For our organization to help with your case, you must:
Have a document verifying a positive Refugee Status Determination (RSD) ie. PNG Refugee Card / UNHCR determination etc. or hold genuine LGBT+ status.
Be a refugee who was transferred by Australia to Nauru or PNG
Have received a rejection letter from the US resettlement program, be waiting for a determination from the US program, or have another reason you cannot use the US program (The US program is still the best permanent resettlement option for Manus/Nauru refugees — do not withdraw your application from the US program).
The Canadian process can take more than 24 months for permanent resettlement, even after we have found sponsors for your case.
Do not withdraw your US application. The USA remains the best and fastest opportunity for permanent resettlement from Manus and Nauru. For support in the USA, visit our US Support Website.
Consider asking a native English speaker for assistance if you have trouble filling out this form.
Please be honest about LGBT+ status, as there may be alternative resettlement options.
Note: Information entered may be shared between non-profit resettlement groups and volunteers, and may also be used in resettlement applications. NONE of your information will be shared with the governments of PNG, Nauru or Australia.
Note: Your information will be sent to Canadian refugee groups which are in the early stages of exploring potential resettlement options, it may take some time for them to respond to your application.
If you are an Aussie ex-pat in Canada, a Canadian refugee supporter, or an Aussie living in Australia or elsewhere, please join our mailing list to keep updated on our work and learn how you can help: www.ads-up.org/canada.