VANCOUVER, BC—(Marketwired – March 15, 2018) – As Canadian Immigration Consultants, the team members at Racer Immigration understand that age is a major factor when applying for permanent residence, particularly if children are involved. For more, go to: http://racerimmigration.com/canadian–immigration–consultants–discuss–age–of–dependency/
When the Conservative Government was in power in 2014, the age for dependent children was lowered to 18. However, the Liberal Government restored the age of dependency to less than 22 as of October 24, 2017. What this means is that children less than 22 years old. If you are 22 years old, you no longer qualify. But if you are 21 years old, 11 months, you still qualify. could once again be included in their parent's applications for permanent residence in Canada.
This was one of the Liberal Government's major campaign promises. Previously, children over 18 had to apply for permanent residence based on their own merits. And the potential for being separated discouraged many families from considering a future in Canada.
In fact, the Regulatory Impact Assessment Statement (RIAS) noted that “when families are able to remain together as an economic household unit, their integration into Canada and their ability to work and contribute to their communities improves.”
The reasoning behind the rule reversal was that the Liberal Government felt that encouraging families to come to Canada would potentially boost the economic and social enhancement of many communities.
Increasing the age of dependency was welcome news for many immigrant families. Although the law does not work retroactively, humanitarian and compassionate claims may offer some flexibility for family members who have been left behind.
For families with adult children which were previously exempt from an application to come to Canada, contact Racer Immigration. As a team of certified immigration consultants, Racer Immigrations can help families stay together. Through expert consulting, they can make Canada a viable destination for people around the world. For more, contact Racer Immigration at (778) 688–4848.