Helping the sponsored person bring his or her spouse or children to Québec
 
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Helping the sponsored person bring his or her spouse or children to Québec

As a sponsor, you can inform the refugee you sponsored of the procedures for bringing his or her spouse or children to Québec.

If the person came to Québec as a refugee or protected person but his or her family members were unable to come at the same time due to circumstances beyond your control, the person can bring family members to Québec under Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s One-Year Window of Opportunity Program.

The people who can be brought to Canada under this program are:

 

The conditions for submitting an application are as follows:

  • Refugee applicants must have been in Québec for less than one year and have been admitted as a refugee (government-assisted or sponsored) or protected person.
  • Refugee applicants must have already entered the names of the persons they wish to bring on their Application for Permanent Residence in Canada (form IMM 0008).

 

IMPORTANT
Refugees in Québec and protected persons whose spouse, de facto spouse or dependent children abroad do not meet the conditions of the program may consider other solutions, including sponsorship under the Family reunification category.

 

To submit an application

  1. Refugees already in Québec must complete the Application to bring family members who are still abroad to Québec (One-Year Window of Opportunity Program for refugees or persons in need of protection) to apply to the governments of Canada and Québec.
  2. Applicants must enclose a photocopy of the front and back of their permanent resident card or the front of their confirmation of permanent residence.


  1. The application, along with all required documents, must be mailed to the following address:

    Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion

    Direction de l’Immigration familiale et humanitaire
    285, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, 4e étage
    Montréal (Québec)  H2Y 1T8

 

Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion will send an acknowledgement of receipt with the file number and forward the application to the Canadian visa office (CVO) responsible for processing applications in the area where your family members are located. The CVO will contact the family members to review their application under the One-Year Window of Opportunity Program.

It will take the CVO several months to process the application. There is no need to contact Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion for a followup with the CVO before at least six months have elapsed since your application was submitted.

It is important, however, to inform Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion of any change of address. This information can be sent in writing to the above address by specifying the file number or by contacting the Ministère’s Centre de contacts clientèle (Information Service).

Persons deemed eligible by the CVO will obtain their permanent residence visa prior to departure, and their Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec selection certificate) upon arrival in Québec.
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