Quebec Introduces Application Reception Period For Sponsorship


From 26 June 2024 to 26 June 2026, Quebec will only accept 13,000 sponsorship applications under its application reception period. This is because Quebec has introduced an application reception period for family sponsorship. 

Out of the 13,000 applications, 10,400 applications are reserved for guarantors who wish to sponsor their spouse/common-law partner/conjugal partner or dependent child whose age is 18 years or above. 

The remaining 2,600 applications will be accepted by guarantors who are undertaking their parents, grandparents or other eligible relatives. 

This announcement was made by Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Frenchisation and Integration. Quebec will now only accept a number of applications on the basis of first-come, first-served. 

When the application cap is reached, the ministry will stop accepting applications, until a new reception period begins. Such applications will be returned and no fee will be taken by the ministry. 

Also, such applicants will be free to reapply for sponsorship when the next application reception period begins. 

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Exceptions to application reception period

Even under these strict restrictions, the ministry has informed that there can be some exceptions. 

The following individuals will be able to sponsor, despite the restrictions. 

  • Guarantor wishes to adopt a minor child
  • Guarantor wishes to sponsor a minor dependent child
  • Guarantor wishes to sponsor their dependent child (who is 18 years or older) who actually relies on the parent due to their mental or physical conditions
  • Guarantor wishes to sponsor an orphaned minor child who is their sister/brother/niece/nephew/granddaughter/grandson
  • Those who have already applied for sponsorship and are only waiting for IRCC’s decision on PR application.

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Niyati Chaurasia

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