Increased Age Limit for Dependent Children

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Beginning on October 24, 2017, parents may include children aged 21 and younger as dependents in all new immigration applications. This change will apply to all immigration programs, including refugees. Currently, immigration applications may only include children aged 19 and younger.

Children of any age who depend on their parents because of a physical or mental health condition will continue to be considered as dependents on immigration applications.

Read more about this change on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website.  
You may also be interested in Settlement.Org’s article on sponsoring spouses, common-law partners or dependent children from inside Canada.