Catholic Immigrant Services
Organization profile published 1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX972
Catholic Immigrant Services are open to all immigrants, regardless of ethnic origin or religion.
Abstract: Catholic Immigrant Services are open to all immigrants, regardless of ethnic origin or religion. Three forms of assistance offered are as follows:
1) Family Reunion Program: This is a national Montreal-based program set up
for immigrants who wish to reunite with their relatives, especially spouses, children and immediate family members. The program provides interest free travel loans for immigrating relatives who have already been issued a landed immigrant visa. As a rule, 20 per cent of the total travelling cost has to be paid at the time of application. The balance of the loan may be repaid over a two year period.
2) Counselling: Primarily in employment, financial practices, and family conflicts. This service is made available with the cooperation of the respective clergy when required.
3) Refugees: A new program is being developed whereby local congregations can function as "corporate sponsors." At present, the focus is on sponsoring Thai refugees.