Find out about the requirements to sponsor
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Find out about the requirements to sponsor a close relative

Who can sponsor a close relative? Who is considered a close relative? What conditions, responsibilities and obligations are involved? What is the duration of sponsorship? What fees and timeframes are involved? To answer these questions, review all of the requirements to sponsor a close relative. Make sure that you satisfy all of these requirements before starting a sponsorship or undertaking process.

Sponsor (guarantor)

You can sponsor a close relative if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Québec, you are at least 18 years of age and you satisfy the prerequisites.

The sponsorship targets this close relative and, if applicable, accompanying family members.

Sponsored person (close relative)

To be sponsored, your close relative must belong to the family class and satisfy specific requirements:

You can sponsor:

Responsibilities and obligations

In undertaking the sponsorship process, both the sponsor and the sponsored person must be aware of the responsibilities and obligations they have toward each other and toward the government of Québec.

Duration of sponsorship (or undertaking)

The duration of the undertaking that you sign will vary depending on the family relationship between you (the sponsor or guarantor) and the person sponsored.


It is also important that you be informed of the fees required to review your application.


No priority or special consideration is given to the file of an applicant who uses the services of an immigration intermediary.  


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