Following this operation and the many sponsorship applications received during the course of the year 2016, the Minister of Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion, Mrs. Kathleen Weil, announced in a press release that she will temporarily suspend acceptance of all new collective sponsorship applications, as of January 27, 2017.
Consequently, the deadline for submitting a new undertaking application is Thursday, January 26, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., regardless of where the person you wish to sponsor comes from. The postmark affixed by the Ministère, and not by Post Canada or a courier service, will be proof of the time and date received.
Submitting a collective sponsorship application
To submit a sponsorship application, you must follow the 5-step process