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Program for Refugees Abroad - Collective sponsorship

June 16, 2021 - The submission of applications under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective sponsorship) has now ended. You can no longer submit your application. Over 750 applications admissible for the random draw were submitted to the Ministère during the submission period from April 6 to May 5, 2021.

The random draw has been held on June 9, 2021. The spokespersons for all of the groups whose application was randomly drawn received a message to this effect via their Arrima account. The Ministère only contacted the spokespersons for the groups whose application was randomly drawn. If, on June 17, 2021, the spokesperson for your group has not received a message via their Arrima account, it means that your group’s application was not randomly drawn.


  • Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie and Minister of Immigration, Francization and Integration, Nadine Girault, issued a decision, in the ministerial order published on October 28, 2020 in the Gazette officielle du Québec (No. 44), on the management of undertaking applications under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective sponsorship).
  • This decision provided that the intake of undertaking applications submitted by organizations (all categories) would be suspended until November 1, 2021.
  • This decision also provided that groups of 2 to 5 individuals can submit an application to the minister.
  • The application intake period for groups of 2 to 5 individuals was from April 6, 2021 to May 5, 2021.
  • Undertaking applications must have been sent to the Ministère electronically, with one application per submission.
  • Among the admissible applications submitted, the Ministère will receive a maximum of 750 applications, randomly drawn under the supervision of an outside auditor and in the presence of witnesses.
  • Each group of 2 to 5 individuals could send a maximum of 2 applications.
  • Moreover, a natural person could be part of more than one group of 2 to 5 individuals submitting an application.
  • Applications that were not submitted in accordance with all of the above-mentioned conditions are not admissible and will be excluded from the random draw.

For the detailed procedure on submitting an undertaking application, visit the web page: Your procedure.

This is the maximum number of undertaking applications that the minister can receive, per category of sponsor:

 Category

Maximum number of applications under the ministerial order

Experienced organizations that only sponsor individuals who must settle outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community

Intake suspended until
November 1, 2021

Other experienced organizations

Intake suspended until
November 1, 2021

Regular organizations that only sponsor individuals who must settle outside the Montréal Metropolitan Community

Intake suspended until
November 1, 2021

Other regular organizations

Intake suspended until
November 1, 2021

Groups of 2 to 5 individuals

750
(Intake period from April 6, 2021
to May 5, 2021)

Total (all categories)

Maximum of
750 undertaking
applications

 

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