Duration of sponsorship
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Duration of sponsorship (undertaking)

The sponsor’s obligations take effect as soon as the sponsored person obtains permanent resident status.


Sponsored person
Duration of sponsorship
Spouse, de facto spouse or conjugal partner
3 years
Child under 16 years
of age
Minimum 10 years
10 years or until the age
of majority (18 years old),
whichever is longer
Child 16 years
of age and older
Minimum 3 years
3 years or until the age of 25,
whichever is longer
Other relatives
10 years

IMPORTANT: An undertaking cannot be terminated. Obtaining Canadian citizenship, a separation or divorce or moving to another province do not constitute grounds for terminating the undertaking agreement. Moreover, even if your financial situation deteriorates, the undertaking agreement remains in effect.


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Last modification : 2018-09-06
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