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As of June, the Diocese of Edmonton has been reclassified as a Category C Sponsorship Agreement Holder. 

This means changes for those who are in the sponsorship process.

  • Financially, this means that we are required to have all funds for refugee sponsorship in trust prior to submitting an application. You can calculate the amount required for refugee sponsorship at
  • We hold the funds in trust at the diocesan office and distribute them directly to the refugee upon their arrival and over the following 12 months.
  • We only accept bank drafts of these funds. We do not accept etransfers.
  • If you have been asked to provide funds for refugee sponsorship by etransfer, please contact Sarah at 780-439-7344 or

We are not accepting new applications, and we do not anticipate being able to accept new applications until 2026. We do not keep a waitlist.