Which family members can come with me to Canada when I immigrate?
Effective August 1, 2014, Citizenship and Immigration Canada has changed its definition of a dependent child for its immigration programs. A dependent child must be under 19 years of age, instead of the previous limit of under 22 years of age. Find out more about the change in the definition of a dependent child. New application kits, forms and fee information are now available. These new forms must be used starting August 1, 2014. Use this web tool to determine how your application may be affected.
The family members who can come with you to Canada when you immigrate include:
- your spouse or common-law partner,
- your dependent child,
- your spouse or common-law partner’s dependent child, and
- a dependent child of a dependent child.
Your parents, grandparents and other family members cannot come to Canada with you. However, you may be able to apply to sponsor them to come to Canada after you immigrate here.
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