Dependent Child Sponsorship

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Dependent Child Sponsorship

Canada allows its citizens or PRs to sponsor children currently living in other countries, whether adapted or dependent. However, the kid must be under 18.

Nevertheless, the Canadian government is in plans to increase the sponsorship age limit to 21.

Eligibility to sponsor:

  • No less than 18 years of age 
  • A Canadian citizen or PR
  • If you are a PR, we shouldn’t be under removal order bankrupt or in prison, or with a criminal history.

You can only sponsor a dependent child if they’re:

  • At most 21 years of age
  • Unmarried
  • Not in a common-law relationship

NB: for dependent children over 22, they may be considered for child sponsorship if:

  • They’re suffering from a mental or physical disability.


  • The parents I’ve been supporting them financially since before they attend the age of 22

The nature of the sponsorships requirements

  • The dependent child is the parent’s biological child, and no other person has adopted them.


  • The parent has adopted the child.