Immigration Loans
Immigration Loans
Download the Immigration Loanssheet here
Download the entire AURA Sponsorship Handbook here

All resettled refugees are issued a loan by the Government of Canada to cover the cost of transportation and travel documents.
• The loan is approximately $1000-$2000 per person.
• AURA policy requires sponsors to pay the loan.


In February 2018 IRCC changed the repayment requirements for loans, easing the burden on newcomers. However, since all AURA sponsors must pay the loan in full, the details and changes do not effect how you should address the loan.


To Repay the Loan:
• Sponsors should call the IRCC 6 months after arrival to inquire about the loan amount, reference number and how to pay.
• Make the call with the Principal Applicant of the family, because they were the one who signed the loan. Be sure to have their Client ID # (found on permanent residence documents).
• Sponsors should pay the loan in full before the sponsorship period is over. For complete information on the Immigration Loans Program, visit the Government of Canada’s website.


Immigration Canada Collections Services:
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Telephone: 1-800-667-7301 Fax: 819-934-3884
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Mailing address:
365 Laurier Avenue West,
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 1L1

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