The Canadian government has now officially risen the age of kids who have the chance to be included on their family’s application to immigrate to Canada.
Until now, all kids that are 19 years old and younger can apply along with their parents. But, back on Tuesday, the Canadian government raised the age limit to 22. This new rule will come into effect on Oct. 24.
Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen admitted in a press release that: “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.”
The Refugees and Citizenship Canada has made the reason for this change pretty clear. The main reason for this drastic change is related to the latest trend of children staying at home longer. Especially the ones that choose to live at home while they go to post-secondary school.
What will this change make?
By raising the age limit, it will boost the pool of applicants that schools can draw from. Also, allow these students to eventually contribute to the country’s economy. Also, all children that are older than 22 and rely on their parents due to a physical or mental condition will also be able to apply as dependents.
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