This report presents Canada's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program, and discusses its benefits, criticisms and challenges based on a comprehensive review of the existing academic literature. The report proceeds with a discussion of the potential for policy learning from the program in Scandinavia. The main challenges and obstacles to such learning are also identified and discussed.
While respecting and understanding the large contextual differences, this report provides food for thought when addressing pressing issues; How can we find new ways to help refugees in need of protection and at the same time improve integration? Has Canada got it right? What role does civil society play and what role could it play?