Do you have a kid and you want to sponsor him so that he could move to Canada with you? If yes, this news report is especially for you!
In a rather important development, which is likely to have far reaching consequences, Ottawa is reportedly planning to amend the highest age of the dependent kids going with their parents to less than 22 years old (21 or below).
In case sanctioned, the highest age is expected to be boosted in fall 2017. Allegedly, the move could have an effect on several 1000s of aspirants, across a chain of immigration schemes run by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
At present, kids below 19 years could be taken in as accompanying dependents on a petition, for the esteemed Permanent Resident (PR) position in the country.
The definition applies to each & every specific immigration and refugee plan, and also the main candidates who may have sponsorship in the Family Class Immigration Scheme.
In an official declaration, Ottawa reportedly portrayed the present rules as “too restrictive”.
Several parents in the Maple Leaf Country--who may presently be qualified to offer sponsorship to their kids aged from 19 to 21 to join them--would expectedly hail the planned change, it is claimed.
What is more, potential candidates from across the globe could be in a position to take in their kids, who are presently not entitled--thanks to their age--on a petition.
The latest description of “dependent child” would be reportedly applicable for the candidates who present a PR petition on or post the date the amendment becomes effective.