Latest newsNew definition of age of dependants now in forceNews Release
Expanded definition of dependent children will help more families stay together in CanadaOctober 27, 2017 – Ottawa, ON –
The Government of Canada has changed the definition of the age of dependants from “under 19” to “under 22,” fulfilling a key mandate commitment of the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship. This change will help more immigrant families stay together. When newcomer families are able to stay together, their integration into Canada, and their ability to work and contribute to their communities all improve.This change applies to all new applications received by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) on or after October 24, 2017. Parents who want to see if their child qualifies should first check our web tool
Tejinder Singh, Certified Immigration Consultant, ICCRC Member
S. Ashamalla, BA, LL.B (Osgoode), Lawyer for Immigration Tribunals
Lorne Waldman, LL.B, LL.M. Counsel for Federal Court Appeals
Lorne Waldman is a Canadian and an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at Ottawa and Osgoode Law Schools
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