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Canada: New changes in the definition of “dependent child”

It went completely under the table, but from this Tuesday a change in Canada’s immigration system could have an impact on those who expect to come with their children.

This October 24 changed the definition of “dependent child,” so that more people will be able to join their parents ‘ immigration application.

This is part of a change that the Liberal government announced last May.

As of today, all immigration applications may include a dependent relative to a child under the age of 22. Until now that requirement had been maintained as under 19 years, after the Conservative party reduced the limit in the year 2014.

These seniors may be included in their parents ‘ immigration applications as long as they are not married or in a cohabitation.

Similarly, there are several elements that need to know who is preparing their applications from today: On the one hand, it should be remarked that this measure is not retroactive, so those who have submitted their immigration forms will not be able to modify them To include people who meet the new requirements.

Increasing the age of dependents allows more families to stay together

,said Canadian Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen.

This will bring social benefits to our country by enhancing our attractiveness as a destination for immigrants and refugees.

In addition to being able to include your children under the age of 22 in immigration applications (such as a skilled worker), people can now also enter a family reunification application to give their children permanent residency Dependent.

Laws also stipulate that a dependent child over the age of 22 may be included in an immigration application when dealing with persons with a physical or mental condition.

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