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Quebec Family Class

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Following persons can be sponsored by a Canadian citizen or a permanent residence living in Québec: 1) Spouse; de facto spouse or conjugal partner (over 16 years of age); 2) dependent child; 3) father, mother, grandfather, or grandmother; 4) orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece, grandson, or granddaughter under 18 years of age, 5) and a child for adoption.


1st step: Send a sponsorship application to the IRCC for eligibility assessment, 2nd step: after receiving the approval you will be invited to continue the sponsorship process by submitting an undertaking application to Québec immigration (Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration – MIFI), 3rd Step: Ask the person you are sponsoring to complete the application forms.

 Prerequisites for Sponsorship

Previous commitmentsYou must not be in default of previous immigration/sponsorship/financial assistance commitments.
CriminalityNo conviction of sexual offence or threat of the sexual offences against family members or others.
Financial capacityIf you sponsor relatives other than your wife and children, you need to prove your financial capacity for the duration of the sponsorship.
Current StatusYou must be a PR or a citizen, at least 18 years old and not subject to a removal order.
Age RestrictionsYou cannot sponsor a spouse/de facto spouse/conjugal partner if they are under 16 years of age. They must be of legal age to be eligible to sign the undertakings.
Length of undertakingYou must enter into an undertaking agreement for the following duration depending on each category of sponsorship. 1) duration of undertaking for spouse/partner: 3 years, 2) duration of undertaking for children under 16 years: 10 years or more (or until they turn 18, whichever is longer), 3) undertaking for children of 16 years or more: minimum of 3 years (or until the age of 25 whichever is longer), 4) duration of undertaking for other relatives: 10 years.
Sponsor’s ResponsibilitiesTaking care of the sponsored persons so they do not become a financial burden on the host society. You will be asked to reimburse any amount they get from the government in social aid during the undertaking period.  
Sponsored persons responsibilitiesKeep the sponsored informed of all needs and changes, and especially if you need to approach the government for financial assistance.
FinancesRefer to financial tables on the Québec government website.  

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