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Dependent Child Sponsorship

If you are sponsoring a partner, their dependent children must be included in the application form. It is important to note that Canadian citizens cannot be sponsored. Also, if you have a child who was born after you have become a Canadian citizen, they might already be a Canadian citizen.

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An individual is considered a dependent if he or she

  • is under 22 years old and does not have a spouse or a common-law partner
  • is over 22 years old but has not been able to support him or herself due to a physical or mental condition
  • is over 22 years old but he or she has depended on their parents for financial support before turning 22


A Canadian or permanent resident can sponsor a dependent, providing that they meet these requirements:

  • The sponsor must be at least 18 years of age
  • The sponsor must be able to provide basic needs for him/herself and their family, if applicable
  • The sponsor must not be in prison, bankrupt, under a removal order, or be charged with a serious offense
  • The sponsor must be able to prove that the dependent is their biological or adopted child

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Whether you are a foreign specialist looking to work in Canada, or a company based in Canada who is looking to hire foreign specialists, contact Green Light Canada to accelerate your application process.
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