Number of people served: 1,269
Every year thousands of refugees are resettled to Canada. Canada welcomes refugees and asylum seekers through a government sponsored programme and through private sponsorships. Canada is on target to admit more refugees than the United States. According to UNHCR, the resettlement admission target for Canada in 2018 is 27,000, which is more than those admitted to the US.
Our work in Canada
Jesuit Refugee Service Canada or JRS Canada is an apostolate initiated jointly by the two Canadian, Jesuit Provinces. JRS Canada works with Canadian bishops and national organisations for the protection of refugees. The office is responsible for circulating information regarding JRS and its international partners, particularly JRS in the Americas. JRS Canada plays a significant role in the shaping of public opinion about the victims of forced displacement worldwide. It supports advocacy with the Canadian government on migration and refugee issues through Jesuit works or JRS’ partners.
The office opened in August 2015, under the direction of Norbert Piché.