The Canadian government has made several important announcements to the definition of dependent children and family class sponsorships which may affect you or people you know. They are:
- The age of a dependent child will be raised to under 22 likely starting May 3, 2017.
- The permanent residence status of persons who were sponsored by their spouse will no longer be conditional.
- The parental sponsorships for 2017 have been selected and invitations were sent out on Wednesday, April 25, 2017.
Please see below for further details.
- The definition of a dependent child will be raised to under 22 likely on May 3, 2017
- This will allow children who are under the age of 22 to be accompanying dependents on their parents applications for permanent residence or temporary residence
- This will also allow parents who are permanent residents to sponsor their children up to the age of 22
- People who obtained their permanent residence status through spousal sponsorship will no longer have conditional permanent residence. Instead, they will maintain their permanent residence status irrespective of whether there is a breakdown in the relationship after receiving their permanent residence status
- Invitation emails for those who entered the parental sponsorship lottery earlier this year were sent out on Wednesday, April 25, 2017.
- Of the 95,000 entries, 10,000 sponsors were selected.
- If you are selected, you must submit a perfected application within 90 days. Otherwise, you will lose your opportunity to apply.
To book a consultation to determine how these changes may affect you and your family, contact us at (416) 548-9101 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.