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Quebec Imposes Cap on Family Sponsorship Applications ~ Canada Immigration News 2024

Quebec Imposes Cap on Family Sponsorship Applications

Starting June 26, 2024, Quebec’s Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Francisation et de l’Intégration will implement a cap on family sponsorship applications. This new regulation will be in effect until June 25, 2026, and aims to manage the number of family sponsorships in the province.

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New Cap on Family Sponsorship Applications

Quebec has set a limit of 13,000 family sponsorship applications.

  • 10,400 applications for spouses, common-law partners, and dependent children aged 18 and up.
  • 2,600 applications for parents, grandparents, and other eligible relatives.

Once these caps are reached, the Ministère will stop accepting applications for the remainder of the period.

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Exemptions from the Cap

Certain categories are exempt from this cap.

  • A sponsor’s dependent minor child.
  • Minor children the sponsor wishes to adopt.
  • Orphaned minor children of the sponsor’s siblings, nephews, nieces, or grandchildren.
  • A sponsor’s adult child who is dependent due to a disability.

To qualify for these exemptions, the person being sponsored cannot be married or in a common-law relationship.

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Additional Provisions

The cap does not restrict applications to add a dependent to an already submitted application or to a person awaiting permanent residency after an approved application. The Ministère will announce when the cap is reached, and any non-exempt applications received afterward will be returned without processing or charging fees.

The Cap Impact

Quebec Premier François Legault has linked the province’s housing crisis to the influx of temporary residents. This cap is part of a broader strategy to manage population growth and its effects on housing and services.

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The new cap on family sponsorship applications is a significant change for Quebec’s immigration system. Potential sponsors should be aware of these limits and plan their applications accordingly. Stay updated with announcements from the Ministère to ensure your application meets all necessary criteria.

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