AIRPORT SERVICES FOR REFUGEES

AIRPORT SERVICES FOR REFUGEES

In 1997, CCIS’ Resettlement Assistance Program expanded to include Point of Entry (POE) services and, since then, we provide airport reception services as an integrated part of our initial resettlement and settlement support for refugees.

Over the past 25 years, CCIS’ airport services have welcomed tens of thousands of refugees at the Calgary International Airport (YYC)

AIRPORT RECEPTION

- First language support (interpretation and/or translation)
- assistance with landing procedures
- assistance with customs and immigration
- assistance completing paperwork
- assistance with baggage or lost luggage.
- Addressing complications from jetlag or illness
- helping newcomers cope with anxiety or trauma responses
- link newcomers with emergency health services
- facilitating flight connections
- dealing with missed or cancelled flights.
- provide emergency meals
- Providing winter clothing (seasonal)

Calgary International Airport

The Calgary International Airport is the largest airport in the Prairie region. As a result, CCIS also offers airport reception services to GARs who are passing through the Calgary Airport on their way to their final destinations in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. CCIS also offers ground transportation to refugees who are destined smaller centres throughout Southern Alberta.

Services we offer

ONWARD SUPPORT

1

Facilitate connections to refugee-serving organizations for ongoing settlement and integration support (including sponsors, for PSRs)

2

Facilitate connections to ethnocultural associations, community organizations and faith communities

AIRPORT SERVICES FOR
REFUGEES

GARS (IRCC Funded)

Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) are refugees from the Convention Refugees Abroad Class. GARs can receive our airport reception services upon arrival at YYC.

P.S.R.s (IRCC Funded)

Refugees and persons in refugee-like situations are strictly sponsored under the Private sponsorship of refugees (PSR) program and grouped under 2 categories: Convention Refugees Abroad and Country of Asylum. Refugees under the PSR program can receive our airport reception services upon arrival at YYC.

Ukrainan (IRCC Funding)

Canada is committed to supporting those affected in Ukraine, by helping Ukrainian families get visitor visas as quickly as possible so that they can find a safe, temporary home in Canada. We offer our airport reception services to Ukrainian upon their arrival at YYC.

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