Step 1: Submission of undertaking applications

The first step is the submission of your undertaking applications under the Program for Refugees Abroad (Collective Sponsorship).

Submission period and number of applications receivable

You may submit your undertaking application from May 9 to June 6, 2023.

The random draw and the presentation of undertaking applications will take place during Step 2 of the intake period.

During this period, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) will receive a maximum of 825 undertaking applications.

This number is divided according to 3 sets of guarantors:

Groups of 2 to 5 natural persons

Maximum of 425 undertaking applications

Regular and experienced legal persons (Class R and Class E)

Maximum of 200 undertaking applications

Specific regular and specific experienced legal persons (subclass RS and subclass ES)

Maximum of 200 undertaking applications

The MIFI could hold random draw(s) from among the eligible applications if it receives more than the maximum number in one or more sets of guarantors.

The draw(s) will take place under the supervision of an external auditor and in the presence of witnesses. Following the draws, 825 applications may be received.

To be eligible for the draw, your requests must meet all the requirements.

Communications in Arrima

Any electronic communication in the context of your undertaking application is made via your spokesperson’s Arrima account. 

You will receive a notice by email when a communication is deposited in your account’s messaging.

Beware of ill-intentioned persons who might impersonate government representatives.  For more information, go to our Notice on Internet fraud.

Submitting your application through a representative

It is not necessary to retain the paid services of an individual to take steps on your behalf. No priority or special treatment will be granted to you if you use the services of an immigration professional.

If you nonetheless decide to be represented, go to the page Get represented in your immigration procedures.

Contact the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration

Last update: March 17, 2023


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