Quebec set 13000 limit for Family sponsorship applications till June 25 2026

Quebec set 13000 limit for Family sponsorship applications till June 25 2026

June 26, 2025: Quebec is capping the inflow of applications for family sponsorship for 2 years. Yes, Quebec set 13000 limit for Family sponsorship applications till June 25 2026.

From June 26, 2024, to June 25, 2026, Quebec will process 13,000 family sponsorship applications only. The further breakdown of the 13,000 cap for family sponsorship class applications is:

  • Firstly, 10,400 for spouses, common-law partners, and their dependents of 18 years of age or older.
  • Secondly, 2,600 for parents and grandparents or any other applicable relatives.
  • Besides, the cap does not include the following members:
    • A dependent minor child of the sponsor.
    • A minor the sponsor wishes to adopt.
    • An orphaned minor child of the sponsor’s siblings, grandkids, or nephew and niece.
    • Also, the sponsor’s adult child depends on the sponsor due to disability.
  • Further, if you wish to be exempt from the cap then you as a sponsored party:
    • Must not be married or in a common-law partnership.
  • However, the 13,000 cap on family sponsorship applications does not mention the limit of adding:
    • Either dependents of a sponsored covered in other application, or
    • adding dependents to a sponsored person who is waiting for PR admission after getting visa approval.

 

Why did Quebec set 13,000 limit for family sponsorship applications till June 25, 2025?

Quebec sets a 13,000 cap on family sponsorship applications for 2 years. On the same, the Quebec immigration minister shares that it will announce when the cap has reached. Also, any cap-exempt application that reaches after the set limit will be returned along with application fees.

In addition, the minister attributes the new family sponsorship cap of 13,000 to the rising housing crisis in Quebec. Similarly, for the rest of Canada, we have been seeing similar reforms since the beginning of 2024.

So, it is not surprising that Quebec too is imposing a cap of 13,000 on family sponsorship applications from June 26, 2024, to June 25, 2026.

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