Collective sponsorship of a refugee who is abroad
Step 2: Random draw and submission of undertaking applications
The submission period for undertaking applications (Step 1) will take place from May 9 to June 6, 2023.
If the number of admissible applications surpasses the maximum number of applications that can be received for more than one set of sponsors, a random draw among the sets of sponsors concerned will be held.
The Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration (MIFI) will communicate only with the spokespersons of sponsors who have had at least one application randomly drawn.
If your undertaking application is not among the applications that can be received by the MIFI, your spokesperson will not receive a message in their Arrima account. The status of their application will be passed from “Transmis” (Transmitted) to “Terminé” (Completed).
Submission of undertaking applications
If your undertaking application is one of the applications randomly drawn, your spokesperson will receive a message in their Arrima account.
This message will invite the spokesperson to submit the undertaking application that was randomly drawn within the prescribed timeframe. It contains:
- the link to upload the form in Step 2;
- the list of documents to submit with your undertaking application;
- the link to the self-learning video on Arrima.
As in Step 1, your spokesperson will have to submit the form and the required documents on the Arrima platform. The spokesperson will then have to follow the instructions indicated in the message they received.
The application submitted shall be the same as the one that was randomly drawn. It shall meet the following conditions:
- pertain to the same principal person sponsored;
- pertain to the same accompanying family members;
- be submitted by the same sponsor.
Groups of 2 to 5 natural persons cannot add or replace a member of their group. Legal persons (organizations) cannot replace another legal person.
If needed, consult the tutorials (in French) designed to facilitate your experience in Arrima (in French only).
Demonstation of the truthfulness of your declarations
You may have to demonstrate, by means of an interview, the truthfulness of the declarations you have made. That applies to any declaration you have made in the last five years.
After reviewing your application, your spokesperson will receive a message in their Arrima account informing you that a decision was made.
If your application is accepted, you must submit an application for permanent residence for the person you are sponsoring to the Government of Canada.
Contact the ministère de l'Immigration, de la Francisation et de l'Intégration
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: from 8:00 to 16:00
Wednesday: from 10:00 to 16:30
Montreal area: 514-864-9191
Elsewhere in Québec (toll free): 1-877-864-9191
Last update: March 16, 2023