Program delivery update: Applications under family classes – Assessing the sponsor

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

June 23, 2022

Updated instructions are available to assist officers assessing the following:

These changes reflect current Regulations. In addition, instructions have been updated to assist officers about how to process sponsors who resided in Quebec at the time of filing, but who subsequently relocate outside of Quebec, and how to apply the temporary public policy concerning applications for permanent residence as a member of the family class whose sponsor must meet a minimum income requirement in 2021.

Officers are encouraged to consult the following subheadings in the instructions; they are either new or have been substantially updated:

Updated instructions

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