All resettled refugees are issued a loan (about $1000/person) by the Government of Canada to cover the cost of transportation and travel documents. All AURA sponsor groups are required to repay the loan on behalf of the newcomer before the end of the sponsorship.
*refugees leaving Israel have their travel covered by the Israeli government
*refugees from Syria who arrived in 2015/6 had their travel covered by the Canadian government
How to repay the loan:
Around Month 6 of the sponsorship, a sponsor should contact Immigration Canada Collections Services
-You will need the full name, birthdate, address and UCI (Unique Client ID Number, found on Immigration Documents) for the Principal Applicant of the application (or call with them).
-Confirm the amount of the loan, and your payment method
Immigration Canada Collections Services
Telephone: 1-800-667-7301 Fax: 819-934-3884
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cheques can be made to:
Receiver General for Canada
Cheques can be mailed to:
365 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 1L1
*Include the name and UCI of the Principal Applicant on the cheque, and include a note confirming whose travel loan is being paid.