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Family reunification

The Ministère has taken measures to stop the spread of the virus and to limit the impact of the unprecedented crisis we are experiencing. Please consult the Notice to the Ministère’s clientele.

The measures deployed in response to this crisis situation have an impact on processing times for applications.

The Ministère is doing everything in its power to reduce these timeframes while assuming responsibility for the health of public service employees.

Processing times

The presentation of the processing times on this page has been changed. The start dates for the processing of applications will no longer be posted. Instead, these dates will be replaced by the dates indicated below, which refer to the date of receipt of the files for which processing is currently being finalized.

At present, the Ministère is issuing a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) for the applications received on:

  • In March 2021, for a spouse, de facto spouse or dependent child;
  • In March 2021, for other family members.



The Ministère’s decision will be sent directly to the office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada where the application for permanent residence for the person you are sponsoring will be processed. These timeframes will therefore not affect the timeframe for issuing permanent resident visas for sponsored persons.


Information regarding processing times will be updated regularly.
Latest update: April 9, 2021

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