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Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Version of section 13 from 2003-01-01 to 2012-12-14:

Marginal note:Right to sponsor family member

  •  (1) A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may, subject to the regulations, sponsor a foreign national who is a member of the family class.

  • Marginal note:Group right to sponsor

    (2) A group of Canadian citizens or permanent residents, a corporation incorporated under a law of Canada or of a province, and an unincorporated organization or association under federal or provincial law, or any combination of them may, subject to the regulations, sponsor a Convention refugee or a person in similar circumstances.

  • Marginal note:Obligation

    (3) An undertaking relating to sponsorship is binding on the person who gives it.

  • Marginal note:Instructions of Minister

    (4) An officer shall apply the regulations on sponsorship referred to in paragraph 14(2)(e) in accordance with any instructions that the Minister may make.

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