Resettled refugees are refugees who are selected overseas by Canadian officials. Upon arrival in Canada, they receive Permanent Resident status. They can enter Canada via three major streams:
- Government-assisted refugees (GARs): A person who is outside Canada and has been determined to be a Convention refugee and who receives financial and other support from the Government of Canada or Province of Quebec for up to one year after their arrival in Canada. GARs are selected from applicants referred by the UNHCR and other referral organizations.
- Privately-sponsored refugees (PSRs): People outside Canada determined to be a Convention refugee or member of the Country of Asylum class and who receive financial and other support from a private sponsor for one year after their arrival in Canada.
- Blended visa office-referred refugees (BVORs): People outside Canada determined to be Convention refugees and referred by the UNHCR. They are matched with private sponsors in Canada and receive a blend of government and private financial and other