When can refugees coming through community sponsorship work and what is the role of the sponsoring group?


The adult refugees resettled in this way can work from Day 1. In reality of course, they will probably need a few weeks or even months to settle in, explore their options, pick up enough English and gain the confidence to work in a new country.  It may be that a training course or adult education is a better option than rushing into the first job they can find. Your role is to help and guide the refugees, with assistance from professionals at the Job Centre and other places.  You may also be able to use your personal contacts and local networks to find jobs, work experience or training opportunities. 

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