Resettlement: Add a new dependent

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This section contains policy, procedures and guidance used by IRCC staff. It is posted on the department’s website as a courtesy to stakeholders.

Provisions are available to allow the addition of a dependent for resettlement to Canada at the same time as the principal applicant. Specific procedures must be followed when being resettled to Quebec.

Topics covered by this section include:

New dependents for resettlement (in all provinces except Quebec)

Add a dependent – GAR application
Procedures for adding a new dependent for resettlement with principal GAR applicant

Add a dependent – PSR application
Procedures for adding a new dependent for resettlement with principal PSR applicant

New dependents for resettlement in Quebec

Add a dependent – Quebec GAR application
Procedures for adding a new dependent for resettlement with principal GAR applicant

Add a dependent – Quebec PSR application
Procedures for adding a new dependent for resettlement with principal PSR applicant


Cases for priority or special processing
Considerations for assessing and processing special or priority case groups. Includes cases referred for urgent protection, vulnerable cases, public policies, applicants who are persecuted on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity expression (SOGIE-LGBTQI) and other groups requiring special attention.

Resettlement: Program delivery partners – roles and responsibilities
Key partners within and outside of IRCC and their respective responsibilities regarding resettlement.

For other processing stages, refer to:

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