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Family reunification

The Department is currently receiving an exceptional volume of family sponsorship cases. As a result, it has become impossible to meet the 25-day deadline set out in the Customer Service Statement.

However, be assured that these delays will not affect the timelines for issuing permanent resident visas to sponsored persons. MIFI and IRCC work together to ensure that your file is processed and visas are issued in a timely manner. Arrangements have also been made so that you do not have to worry about the date of issuance of the Québec Selection Certificate. The MIFI is in charge of making the link with the IRCC.

The Department is currently processing applications received up to:

- November 20, 2019 for a spouse, common-law partner or dependent child;
- November 14, 2019 for other family members.

Wait time information is updated regularly.


Want to sponsor a family member? A typical sponsorship process is described below. Take the time to read it. It will give you an idea of the steps you must take and the conditions you must meet to sponsor a close relative. It also contains useful information to help the person you are sponsoring understand the procedures that he or she will have to complete and prepare for a new life in Québec.

Important: The Government of Québec establishes the scales used to evaluate the financial capacity of sponsors residing in Québec and determine the duration of the undertakings to the people they wish to sponsor.

Consequently, directives issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to modify the scales used to evaluate the financial capacity of sponsors or the duration of sponsorship undertakings will not apply to Québec sponsors or people sponsored by them.


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Have you received the letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada inviting you to continue your sponsorship process with Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration? If so, download the appropriate undertaking application kit.



Your 5-step process!

  1. Find out about the requirements for sponsoring a close relative
    To sponsor a close relative, you must meet several conditions. Find out about the requirements and responsibilities you must fulfill.

  2. Apply to sponsor a close relative
    If you meet all the sponsorship requirements and accept the responsibilities involved, you can apply to sponsor a close relative by following the necessary procedure.

  3. Facilitate the integration of your sponsored relative in Québec
    The relative you sponsored will soon be joining you in Québec if you haven’t already been reunited. To facilitate your sponsored relative’s integration, you can help him or her get ready prior to departure.

  4. Recommend that your sponsored relative go to the Immigration Québec office at the airport
    Consult this section for a brief overview of the entry and reception formalities awaiting your sponsored relative upon arrival. Recommend that he or she contact an Immigration Québec reception officer.

  5. Guide your sponsored relative through the integration process
    Your sponsored relative will have to complete a number of procedures upon arrival. You can help your relative save time by referring him or her to the resources offered by the government and its partner organizations to facilitate integration.

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