Responsabilities and obligations
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Responsabilities and obligations

It is very important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision. A sponsorship undertaking is a serious commitment, given the responsibilities and obligations that remain in effect for the duration of the agreement.

Sponsor's responsibilities

To the sponsored person

By sponsoring a close relative, you undertake to provide for their basic needs (food, clothing, personal necessities and housing costs) for the entire duration of the undertaking agreement.

In short, you are making a commitment to ensure that this person and any accompanying family members are not a financial burden on the host society.

You also have the responsibility to provide the sponsored person with all the information necessary to facilitate his or her settlement in Québec.

To the government

Sponsorship is a contractual agreement between you and the Québec government to support a sponsored person.

If the person you sponsored or an accompanying family member uses government assistance in the form of last-resort financial assistance (social assistance) or special allowances (e.g., for glasses, dental care, hearing aids), you are legally required to repay these amounts.

You may also be required to reimburse significant housing costs if the sponsored person is housed, for example, in a public long-term care facility.

Sponsered person's responsabilities

To the sponsor

You must keep your sponsor informed of how your basic needs are being met and of any change of address.

You must also inform your sponsor of any steps you take to obtain financial aid, particularly government assistance.
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Last modification : 2018-08-28
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