Conditions for groups of 2 to 5 people

To sponsor a refugee, you can form a group of 2 to 5 individuals. To do so, you must meet all the required conditions. Otherwise, you could receive an adverse decision upon review of your application:

You and the other members of your group make a solidary undertaking. Each member is jointly responsible with the other members, who request to be part of the same undertaking.

Conditions to be honoured by each member of your group

Each member of your group must:

  • Have Canadian citizenship or permanent residence. Your Canadian citizenship must not be in process of cancellation;
  • Reside in Québec;
  • Be 18 years and older:

Each member of your group must also comply with the following requirements:

Have honoured their financial obligations
If members of your group have already made one or more undertakings to refugees or their family members, they must prove that they have fulfilled their financial obligations or, if necessary, repaid to the government of Québec or another province any amount paid to them as financial assistance of last resort or any other benefit (social assistance or financial assistance under a program of the Ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration).
Have the required financial capacity
Each member of your group, and the group as a whole, must demonstrate that they have the financial capacity to honour the undertaking
Not have been the object of a deportation measure or be in detention
No member of your group must be the object of a Government of Canada deportation measure or be detained in a penitentiary or a prison.
Not have committed a crime
No member of your group shall have been convicted, in Canada or abroad, of murder or an offence provided for in Schedule I or II of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act This hyperlink will open in a new window..
If this is the case, the person must have been acquitted, rehabilitated (suspension of criminal record) or have served their sentence for at least 5 years prior to submitting the application. 
Have made support payments
If a member of your group is paying support after an official judgment, such members must have honoured their obligations over the past 5 years. Otherwise, they must have repaid any amount owed.
Not receive last resort financial assistance (social assistance)
No member of your group shall receive last resort financial assistance, except if this assistance is given due to their age or disability, which creates barriers to their employment that are severe, permanent or for an indefinite term.

Not be part of an organization
No member of your group may be an officer, representative or director of an E / R or ES / RS organization.



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Last update: May 8, 2024


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