Now Dependents under 21 yrs can be included in Canada Immigration

Posted on May 16, 2017

Recently, IRCC has increased the age of dependents Canada immigration. As of what was announced, from October 24, 2017 on wards dependent children under 21 yrs, who not married or in any common law relationship will be allowed to accompany a primary applicant for Canada immigration. Until August 2014, the dependent age limit was 22 yrs. From there, the rule changed and the limit was decreased to 19 yrs. It is stated the return of the maximum age to 21 yrs age is an initiative to uphold family reunification and to abide by the main objectives of Immigration & Refugee Protection Act (immigration), i.e. “to see that families are reunited in Canada,” and with respect to refugees, “to support the self-sufficiency and the social and economic well-being of refugees by facilitating reunification with their family members in Canada.” — IRCC

Canadian government has keenly observed through the Census that over 63.3 percent of men in the age range of 20-24 yrs and 55.2 percent of women in the same age group prefer to live with their parents and are financially dependent upon them for their personal as well as professional growth. It has also been observed that generally until the median age of 24 yrs (a time when one completes his highest studies- Post graduation), an adult is dependent upon his parents. It is believed that all these factors have also influence to work on the return of the maximum age. Also, adults who have been mentally or physically deprived, and dependent upon their parents for the lifetime can be included in the Canada PR visa application as dependents.

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