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Family reunification

The Ministère is currently respecting the 25-day timeframe for processing a sponsorship application.

The Ministère is currently processing sponsorship applications received on:

- December 19, 2017, for a spouse, common-law spouse or dependent child;
- December 13, 2017, for other family members.
   Information on timeframes is updated regularly.

Do you wish to sponsor a family member? A typical sponsorship procedure is described below. Take the time to review it. It will give you an idea of the steps to follow and the conditions that must be met to sponsor a close relative. It also contains useful information to help the person you are sponsoring understand the steps that he or she will have to take and to prepare for a new life in Québec.

Important: The gouvernement du Québec establishes the scales used to evaluate the financial capacity of sponsors residing in Québec and to determine the length of the undertaking.

Consequently, measures issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to modify the scales used to evaluate sponsors’ financial capacity or the duration of the sponsorship undertaking will not apply to Québec sponsors or people sponsored by them.



Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has received 5000 official sponsorship applications from an ascendant (parent or grandparent) and will not be accepting any new applications until next year.   

If you submitted a sponsorship application, it may be returned to you without having been processed. You will be able to submit another application once the IRCC permits it. For more information, visit the IRCC website.






Have you received the letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada inviting you to continue your sponsorship process with the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Diversité et de l'Inclusion? If so, download the appropriate undertaking application kit



Your 5-step procedure!

  1. Find out about the requirements to sponsor a close relative
    To sponsor a close relative, you must meet several conditions. Find out about all of the requirements and responsibilities that you must fulfill.

  2. Apply to sponsor a close relative
    If you satisfy all of the sponsorship requirements and you accept the responsibilities involved, you can submit an application to sponsor a close relative by following the necessary procedure.

  3. Facilitate the integration of the sponsored person in Québec
    The relative you sponsored will be joining you soon, unless you have already been reunited. To facilitate integration, help him or her prepare before departure for Québec.

  4. Recommend that the sponsored person go to the Immigration-Québec office at the airport
    This section provides an overview of the entry and reception formalities awaiting the sponsored person upon arrival in Québec. Recommend that he or she contact an Immigration-Québec reception officer.

  5. Help the sponsored person with the integration proceedings
    Your sponsored relative will have a number of steps to take upon arrival in Québec. You can help him or her save time. Do not hesitate to direct the sponsored person to the resources offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate his or her integration.

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Last modification : 2018-01-15
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