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Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations

Version of section 153 from 2009-06-04 to 2012-10-17:


Marginal note:Sponsorship requirements

  •  (1) In order to sponsor a foreign national and their family members who are members of a class prescribed by Division 1, a sponsor

    • (a) must reside or have representatives in the expected community of settlement;

    • (b) must make an application that includes a settlement plan and an undertaking; and

    • (c) must not be — or include — an individual, a corporation or an unincorporated organization or association that was a party to a sponsorship in which they defaulted on an undertaking and remain in default.

  • Marginal note:Undertaking

    (2) The undertaking referred to in paragraph (1)(b) shall be signed by each party to the sponsorship.

  • Marginal note:Joint and several or solidary liability

    (3) All parties to the undertaking are jointly and severally or solidarily liable.

  • Marginal note:End of default

    (4) A party or a sponsor who defaults on an undertaking ceases to be in default

    • (a) in the case of a sponsor who defaults on a financial obligation, when the sponsor has reimbursed the government concerned, in full or in accordance with an agreement with that government, for amounts paid by the government;

    • (b) in the case of a party who defaults on a financial obligation, when the defaulting party has reimbursed any other party to the sponsorship, in full or in accordance with an agreement with that party, for amounts paid by that party;

    • (c) in the case of a sponsor who defaults on a non-financial obligation, when the sponsor satisfies an officer that they are in compliance with the obligation; and

    • (d) in the case of an organization or association that was a party to a sponsorship and defaulted for any reason, when a period of five years has elapsed from the date of default.

  • SOR/2009-163, s. 8(F)
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