Market Researcher/ Analyst - Blended Visa Office Referred Program

Deadline date: 
Monday, December 17, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fixed date
RFP status: 


The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) invites qualified individuals/organizations to submit a proposal to carry out a market research or analysis on the promotion and matching of refugees that are resettled to Canada under the Blended Visa Office Referred (BVOR) Program. The hired researcher/analysist will evaluate BVOR promotional and outreach activities, and provide suggestions to make them more effective in recruiting new and experienced sponsors.

About the BVOR Program

The BVOR program is designed to resettle refugees identified by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and referred to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The BVOR program is a “blended” program because it is a cost-sharing arrangement whereby IRCC and private sponsors contribute financially to support the refugees. Private sponsors are also responsible for providing settlement support to the refugees for the whole length of sponsorship period (typically 12 months).

Organization Information

The Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) is mandated by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to promote and match refugees resettled to Canada through the BVOR program. Since 2012, the RSTP has matched thousands of BVOR refugees with Canadian sponsors and enabled them to find a safe home in Canada. The RSTP is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and administered by Catholic Crosscultural Services (CCS).

Scope of Activities

The marker researcher/ analyst will carry out the following activities:

  • Evaluate the current messaging of BVOR, including advertising, social media, e-mail and other communications, and of other promotional activities, and provide constructive feedback for the future
  • Give advice on future promotion and advertising to achieve maximum results across media, including print, audio-visual, e-mail and social media channels
  • Identify factors that influence people to sponsor BVOR refugees. Find out who sponsor and why, and who doesn’t sponsor and what would enable a group to sponsor BVOR refugees
  • Provide expert advice on effective ways of recruiting new sponsors and engaging experienced sponsors, and
  • Produce a BVOR market analysis report that clearly outlines the findings of the research and helpful recommendations.


The final report must be completed before March 2019.


Submitted proposals should present a summary of the market research proposal, including detailed work plan, timeless and completed budget. Applicants should also send their resume and cover letter, and indicate their relevant qualifications and experiences.


Total budget will not exceed $12,000.00 including travel costs and incidentals.


Applicants should submit their proposal by December 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

How to apply:

Please submit your application through email:

Catholic Crosscultural Services is an equal opportunity employer. CCS welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls, please.