On the Radar: Higher age limit will help more children join their families in Canada

Posted
December 4, 2017

The Canadian government recently raised the age limit for children to join their parents in Canada.

This month's On the Radar talks about these changes and an important deadline of January 31, 2018, for some parents. 

What's changed

Parents may be able to bring dependent children to Canada. With the recent changes, the government has raised the age limit for dependent children.

A "dependent child" is now someone who's:

  • 21 or younger and not married or in a common-law relationship, or
  • 22 or older and financially dependent on their parents since before they were 22 because they have a physical or mental condition that stops them from supporting themselves.

The government raised the age limit on October 24, 2017.

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