Sponsoring another member of your family
Verifying your eligibility to sponsor another member of your family
Confirmation from the Government of Canada of your eligibility as a guarantor
You must have submitted a sponsorship application in advance to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) . You must then have received a letter from IRCC that:
- Was sent to you, not to the person you want to sponsor;
- Indicates that you are eligible for the sponsorship;
- Invites you to continue the steps you are taking with the Gouvernement du Québec.
Note that, at this stage, IRCC has, in general, recognized your eligibility as a sponsor, but has not yet verified:
- The family relationship between you and the person you want to sponsor;
- The other requirements that the person you want to sponsor must comply with to obtain permanent residence.
Demonstrating your financial capacity
You must demonstrate that you have sufficient financial resources to comply with your undertaking.
If you have already made a sponsorship undertaking or undertakings, you must demonstrate that:
- You have honoured your financial obligations;
- If applicable, you have repaid to the Gouvernement du Québec or another province any sum that was disbursed to this person as last resort financial assistance (social assistance).
Offence against the person
You must not 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 , particularly:
- A sexual offence;
- An attempt or threat to commit a sexual offence;
- An offence causing bodily harm;
- An attempt or threat of offence causing bodily harm.
If you have been convicted of any of these offences, you must have been acquitted as a last resort or rehabilitated or have finished serving your sentence at least five years before submitting your application.
Last update: November 23, 2023