Family reunification in Quebec is a program introduced for those people who have immigrated to Québec but they don’t have their families there with them.
Via this program, Quebec select almost 2,000 applicants every year.
This program is to sponsor family members such as spouse spouse, children, parents and siblings.
If you are a immigrant who has become a permanent citizen of Canada and at a minimum of 18 years of age you can become a sponsor.
To qualify for this program the sponsor has to show financial stability to sponsor their family members and fulfill other important requirements too.
Also, the person to be sponsored can prepare themselves during the processing time. They are advised to collect all the relevant documents concerning their medical and security clearance.
The person being sponsored can also look for jobs he/she can do when they arrive in Québec. This will help them start a new life easier and better by preparing beforehand.
At present, the Ministère is issuing a Certificat de sélection du Québec (CSQ – Québec selection certificate) for the applications received on:
Check how each sponsor can qualify for a reunification visa.
Spouse/Partner: Your spouse, de facto spouse or conjugal partner must least 16 years of age at the time of application
Dependent child: In case you have a dependent child you are sponsoring and they have a child of his or her own, you must demonstrate your financial capacity.
Parents/Grandparents: You must show that you have the financial capacity to support your parents.Source: Immigration Quebec
Spouse visa processing time: 89 days
Parents /grandparents: up to 45 months
Once you have filled the form and attached all the required documents, Mail or email your application to ROC-O. After you have emailed, the following steps take place:
There are two parts to your documents checklist:
Part 1 : Must be completed by the sponsor.
Part 2 : Must be completed by the family member(s) abroad being sponsored.
The permanent resident in Canada (you) , must include in your application the following:
Principal sponsored person : $293
Principal sponsor + additional sponsor : $410 ($293 + $117)
Application processing fees are updated in January of each year. Carefully check the required fees to ensure that your application is not returned to you without being processed.Source: Immigration Quebec