Learning about collective sponsorships
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Learning about collective sponsorships

Who can be a sponsor?

The sponsor may be a group of two to five natural persons or a non-profit legal person. In both cases, the sponsor must demonstrate that they are able to fulfill their commitment, particularly by providing proof of their financial capacity.

Who can be sponsored?

The person being sponsored must be recognized in one of the following categories:

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What does the sponsor undertaking involve?

Financially, the sponsor must provide for the basic needs of the sponsored person and his or her family for the duration of the 12-month undertaking. This includes:

  • The costs of getting settled in Québec, including housing, furnishings, travel, food and clothing
  • Expenses incurred for necessary health care, health services and drugs not covered or reimbursed by a public insurance plan
  • Costs related to the steps or preparation required to help the sponsored person enter the job market or look for a job and that are not covered by a government program

The sponsor also undertakes to provide the sponsored person and his or her family with the necessary support in the integration process, such as:

  • Assistance in finding a job
  • Help with school registration
  • Support in accessing public services
  • Support for participation in community life

For each sponsorship, the sponsor undertakes to submit two settlement reports to Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration: the first no later than three months following the date of settlement of the refugees in Québec and the second no later than three months following the expiry date of the undertaking.

Lastly, if the sponsor defaults on their financial obligations and a sponsored person receives last-resort financial assistance (social assistance) during the sponsorship, the amounts paid by the government constitute a debt that the sponsor undertakes to repay.


If the sponsor fails to fulfill his or her commitments and a sponsored person requests financial assistance of last resort (social assistance) during the term of the undertaking, the amounts paid by the government constitute a debt that the sponsor is obligated to reimburse.  


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