What Do You Need To Know?
Before you decide to sponsor a spouse or partner, you need to determine whether you can be a sponsor. According to the IRCC, only Canadian citizens, First Nations people, and permanent residents aged 18+ years.
Like in other provinces in Canada, there is no minimum threshold for sponsoring a partner to immigrate to Quebec. That’s quite different from other sponsorship programs involving other relatives, such as a child, grandparent, or parent. These require the sponsor to prove that they are financially stable to cater to the contract’s duration. The IRCC and MIFI will only allow for a spousal sponsorship only when you have proved that you can comfortably take care of your sponsored spouse, yourself, and other dependent kids.
How to Express Your Intentions to Live or Return to Quebec
There are several ways you can express your willingness to live or return to Quebec and prove your financial stability. For example:
- Retrieve a bank statement indicating that you have sufficient funds to take care of yourself and your sponsored partner or relative.
- Outline in a written letter how you and your spouse plan to find an economic activity for the latter. Alternatively, you can offer any certificated, diplomas, or work experience concerning a job offer in Quebec.
- When applying, try to be as clear and straight to the point as possible.
Factors that Can Deter You from Sponsoring Your Partners Immigration to Quebec
Even if you meet all the requirements mentioned above, some factors may prevent you from submitting a spousal sponsorship to immigrate to Quebec.
- If you have a violent criminal past
- If you are caring for a former partner/spouse and are still subject to the three-year contract
- If you have declared bankruptcy and have not yet been cleared
Whereas you need to ensure you meet all these factors to be eligible for spousal sponsorship, your partner also needs to meet some requirements. For instance, they must be 18 years and over. They also must satisfy medical, background, and security checks.
It is worth noting that French is the official provincial language in Quebec. Therefore, all documents are written in French. If you are not fluent in the language, it would be best to find assistance in advance to make the process more comfortable.