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Sponsored refugee

Sponsored refugees are welcomed and given financial support by a group or an organization that has agreed to take charge of them by signing a collective sponsorship undertaking. For more information and definitions, see the section Humanitarian immigration – Collective sponsorship.



Your 5-step procedure!

Are you a sponsored refugee? A typical immigration procedure is proposed, based on the experience of other refugees. Take a moment to read it. It will give you a general idea of the different steps that may apply to your situation.

  1. Being selected in Québec
    The undertaking application submitted by a sponsoring group or organization on your behalf has been accepted. You must now submit an application for a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec Selection Certificate) application. To be able to come to Québec, you must meet the criteria of both the Gouvernement du Québec and the Government of Canada.

  2. Preparing before departure to make your integration into Québec easier
    You will soon be leaving for Québec. If possible, take advantage of the waiting time before your departure to get prepared and informed. This will help make your integration into Québec society that much easier.

  3. Proceeding to the Immigration-Québec office upon arrival at the airport
    You have arrived at your destination. Read this section for a brief overview of the reception formalities that await you.

  4. Taking steps to integrate successfully into Québec
    The Gouvernement du Québec and several of its partners will help guide you through the various steps of your integration process.

  5. Bringing your spouse or children to Québec
    You have been in Québec for less than one year. The spouse or children you listed on your immigration application were unable to accompany you at the time of your departure. There are specific procedures for bringing your spouse or children to Québec.

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