Collective sponsorship
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Collective sponsorship

True to its humanitarian tradition, Québec has implemented a collective sponsorship program for which it has sole responsibility on its territory. This program allows a group or organization to undertake a commitment on behalf of a refugee or a person in a similar situation and members of his or her family. For more information and definitions, refer to the section Humanitarian immigration.



Your 5-step procedure!

Have you formed a group of individuals or are you part of an organization willing to sponsor a refugee and the members of his or her family? A typical sponsorship procedure is proposed. Take a moment to read it. It will give you a general idea of the different steps that may apply to your undertaking.

  1. Learning about collective sponsorships
    You are considering signing an undertaking to sponsor a refugee and his or her family. Take note of the requirements and obligations before proceeding.

  2. Submitting a collective sponsorship application
    You meet the requirements. You believe that the person you want to sponsor will be recognized as a refugee or a person in a similar situation. You are fully aware of the commitment you are undertaking. Your project is taking shape and you would like to submit a collective sponsorship application.

  3. Preparing to welcome the sponsored person and his or her family
    Your sponsorship application has been accepted and the person you are sponsoring has been accepted. You can now start helping the sponsored person prepare for his or her arrival in Québec and make plans to welcome him or her at the airport.

  4. Assisting the sponsored person integrate into Québec
    Upon arrival, the sponsored person will have to take several important steps. You can provide him or her with support and information on the various services offered by the Gouvernement du Québec and its partner organizations to help make the integration process easier.

  5. Helping the sponsored person bring his or her spouse or children to Québec
    The person you are sponsoring was not accompanied by the members of his or her family at the time of arrival. Find out about the prerequisites and the procedure for bringing the sponsored person’s spouse or children to Québec.

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