Funds Required Prior to Submission vs. Estimated Total Cost
Funds Required Prior to Submission:
Before AURA can submit a sponsorship application to the Government of Canada, the sponsoring parish is required to have a specific amount of money set aside because of the liability that the parish incurs when the sponsorship application is submitted. The real cost of carrying out an ethical sponsorship is higher. However, you will have time to continue fundraising while the application is being processed.

The funds must be segregated/restricted in the parish’s accounting records and tracked separately from operational funds. AURA and the Anglican Diocese of Toronto will confirm with the Church Wardens that these funds are in place, before submitting the application package to IRCC.

Estimated Total Cost:
This is the amount that we suggest you undertake to have in place to cover a full year sponsorship.

BVORs: Note that for sponsorships through the Blended Visa Office Referred program; the amount required prior to submission is 50% of what is shown below because 6 months of financial support is available through the government.

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