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Resettlement Assistance Program

RAP is provided to Convention Refugees Abroad and members of the Humanitarian Protected Persons Abroad classes who are admitted to Canada as Government Assisted Refugees. Upon arrival at the airport in St. John’s, Government Assisted Refugees are met by an Association Settlement Counsellor and Interpreter. Newcomers are provided with temporary accommodations at the Association’s Reception House, and a live-in Coordinator welcomes and provides them with information and support. Over the next 4-6 weeks, newcomers participate in an orientation process that provides information about living in Canada, relevant federal and provincial programs, financial issues, laws, rights and responsibilities, health and wellness, education, employment, among other related topics.