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Welcoming and integration of the person you sponsor

Responsibilities and undertakings of people who guarantee a close relative they are supporting in their settlement and integration steps in Québec.

Persons you sponsor and their accompanying family members will have to be supported in their settlement and social and occupational integration approaches in Québec.  

As guarantor, you have made undertakings in this regard and have an important role to play. For example, you must: 

  • inform them about Québec society and culture
  • guide them to the resources accessible to them, particularly in francization
  • support them in their settlement and integration approaches 

Preparing for arrival in Québec

You must help the person you are sponsoring to prepare for arrival in Québec. It is important to make the person aware of the challenges to meet with your help. 

If the person you sponsor has Internet access, you may indicate some websites you find particularly interesting and send the person documentation on Québec.

The person may consult the guide Settle and integrate in Québec, which contains information and advice to facilitate settlement and successful integration in Québec. 

Airport greeting

You are responsible for greeting the person you are sponsoring at the airport. 

Make the necessary arrangements to be present at the airport when the person arrives.

Integration steps

Here are some steps the persons you sponsor may undertake once they obtain their Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ - Québec Selection Certificate):

Obtaining health insurance  

If the application for permanent residence of the persons you sponsor is processed on site, they may obtain a health insurance card from the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) by presenting: 

their Certificat de sélection du Québec (Québec Selection Certificate - CSQ) 

The letter from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada confirming that their application for permanent residence is processed on site.

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Last update: April 20, 2022


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