• HuffPost Canada | by Sarah Rieger

Canada's Change To Immigration Rule Aims To Get More Kids To University

The Canadian government has raised the age of children who can be included on their family's application to immigrate to Canada.

Right now, children 19 years old and younger can apply along with their parents. On Tuesday, the government raised the age limit to 22, a change that will come into effect on Oct. 24.

"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together. This will bring economic and social gains to our country as it enhances our attractiveness as a destination of choice for immigrants and refugees," said Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen in a release.

"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together."

One of the biggest reasons for the change is the trend of children staying at home longer, especially those who are choosing to live at home while they go to post-secondary school, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada explained.

The government said by raising the age limit, it both boosts the pool of applicants schools can draw from and allows those students to eventually contribute to the Canadian economy.

The new age limit won't apply retroactively, but it will apply to all future immigration programs including refugees. Children older than 22 who rely on their parents because of a physical or mental condition will also be able to apply as dependents.

The age limit change could also be a boon for Canada's aging population. Statistics Canada's 2016 census data shows that for the first time, seniors outnumber children in Canada. The country's average age increased to 41 years old

#immigration #permanentresidencyincanada #immigrationcanada #canadaPR



  • Australia: Our partner company employs MARA registered agents.

  • New Zealand: Our partner company in NZ employs licensed immigration advisors

  • Canada: We work with Regulated Immigration Consultants

  • We are IATA (International Air Transport Association) certified

  • We are a member of TAAI (Travel Agents Association of India)

For more information about us, talk to us at - info@globalinvestorimmigrationservices.com

India: 343(Sierra Cartel Building), 2nd floor, 9th Main, 22nd Cross, sector 7, HSR Layout, Bangalore

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2000

Montreal, Canada

DISCLAIMER: We are not part of the Australian, Canadian, UK or any country’s government. We are a private limited company registered in India working with Registered Immigration Attorneys in various countries. We do not have the authority to grant you a Visa of any kind. The final decision on all Visa applications rests with the appropriate government authority in the country to which you are seeking to migrate.

We are a Management/Business Consultancy and assist client companies in talent search for a fee. We do not charge a recruitment fee from any individuals nor do we provide recruitment services.

To provide for secure and safe data management and communication for our clients and ourselves, we do not, as a company policy, accept any calls from VoIP or VPN based internet telephony numbers. We request all our clients to communicate through standard means of communications such as phone or e-mail.