Canada Immigrant Dependent Age Increases from 19 to 21

Evelyn Ackah - Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law

Effective October 24, 2017, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will increase the immigrant dependent age from 19 to 21. The age increase will provide significant benefits:

  • immigrant dependents will be able to study and attend university in Canada
  • there will be an increase in Canada educated graduates in the job pool
  • more families will view Canada as a desirable migration destination

Calgary immigration lawyer Evelyn Ackah says:

“This change provides a wonderful opportunity for immigrant children to be educated in Canada, and Canada will benefit from the skills and abilities these immigrants will bring to Canada. Family reunification is an important criteria for immigrants in their decision to move to Canada, and this change benefits both those families as well as the Canadian economy when skilled immigrants choose to move here.”

Learn more here: Canada Raises Immigrant Dependent Age to Under 22.

Evelyn Ackah is one of Canada’s most reputable, professional and proven immigration lawyers, immigration specialist and expert in business immigration law. Sought-after for her client-focused services, immigration expertise and results-driven approach to immigration law, and as the founder and managing lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law, Evelyn Ackah is at the forefront of legal and policy immigration developments to ensure her clients are fully compliant with the latest regulatory and policy changes, and that they understand the nuances and impacts of these changes to their business and their people.

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Evelyn Ackah Evelyn Ackah is the Founder and Managing Lawyer at Ackah Business Immigration Law. She has been practicing law since 1999 and brings her passion and knowledge for immigration law to her corporate and individual clients from all over the world. Calgary • Toronto • Vancouver        Connect with Evelyn:        LinkedIn: evelynackah       Twitter: @AckahLaw       Facebook: AckahBusinessImmigrationLaw