The Dependent Child Immigration Program: Our Guide

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The Dependent Child Immigration Program: Our Guide

In recent years, the Canadian government has doubled down on its immigration sponsorship efforts thanks to its wide range of sponsorship application programs that have been developed.

For the ever-successful family sponsorship program, the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has witnessed its highest number of successful applicants because of how airtight the system is today. Thanks to the applicability of the program to the majority of the applying demographic, there is no better time to move than today!

Among the different comprising programs of the Canadian family sponsorship program that are well worth noting, the child or other dependent sponsorship has received the most buzz in recent years.

An introduction to the program

The most appropriate way to describe the child or other dependent sponsorship program is that it’s a subsection of the IRCC’s efforts to bring in more successful applicants in the dependent sector. 

With this specific type of family sponsorship program, families will have an easier time reuniting in Canada without any other unnecessary logistical hurdles. Commonly available to permanent residents or citizens that have children abroad, this program will allow them to apply to sponsor their little ones or other qualifying dependents for Canadian permanent residence (and citizenship later on).

What is a dependent child in the context of Canadian law?

When it comes to ensuring that efforts for application pan out with the highest level of success possible, it’s essential to understand what constitutes a dependent child in the eyes of the law. 

Based on the set standards of eligibility for sponsorship, children or dependents applying must hold various qualifications in line with age, relation, and specific conditions. To best understand what it means to be a child or dependent that qualifies for a permanent residence sponsorship, we will break up the main sets of characteristics into two groups: 

 

  • Children: To be considered a child eligible for the program in question, one must be an actual biological or adopted child (under the age of 22) of a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Aside from biological or adoptive relations, it is also worth noting that the child must not be married or in a common-law relationship.

  • Dependent child: This individual must be over the age of 22 and will only be eligible for the program if they suffer from a mental or physical condition that leaves them incapable of self-reliance. 

 

Are you looking to sponsor a dependent child? Here’s what you need to meet

As a party applying for the sponsorship of your dependent child on their behalf, it is vital to understand that there are specific requirements that you must meet for a successful application. If you are a parent that wishes to sponsor their child for Canadian permanent residence or full citizenship, you must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Canada
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Not be in prison, charged with a serious offence, or bankrupt
  • Provide proof of relationship with the child (which is through a birth certificate or an adoption certificate)

Once you meet all the requirements mentioned above, you’ll need to convene with an authorized representative from the CIC to brush up on the necessary steps to follow. Other than that, you can also assure yourself of a more desirable experience and higher chances of success by enlisting the services of Bright Immigration’s experienced consultants!

Conclusion

To any parent who dreams of affording a better life for their children, the dependent child sponsorship program yields the most significant opportunity to capitalize on. Through this guide’s help, you’ll have all the necessary information that you’ll need to assure yourself of a successful result so that your loved one can join you in the near future!

If you’re looking for professional help from a trusted firm please contact us at info@brightimmigration.com or call 1-888-404-8472.

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