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Who should I include on my permanent residence application?

You must include all your family members even if they are not coming to Canada with you. This includes:

  • spouse or partner
  • dependent children
  • dependent children of dependent children (grandchildren)

Also, for you to become a permanent resident, all your family members must pass a medical exam and background checks even if they are not coming to Canada with you.

If you don’t include all of them:

  • you could be refused entry into Canada, and
  • you may not be able to sponsor the family members you didn’t include in your application to come to Canada at a later date.

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