Canada continues to open its doors wider and wider for immigrants from all over the world. And starting in October of this year, a rule change will allow more international students to study at Canadian colleges and universities.
As the law currently sits, children under 19-years-old can be included on their family's application to immigrate to Canada. Earlier this month, the government raised the age limit to under 22, effective October 24th of this year.
Helping People Study at Canadian Colleges and Universities
The new change will obviously help a lot of young people come to Canada with their families and study at a local college or university.
This is a win-win, according to Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen:
"Raising the age of dependents lets more families stay together. This will bring economic and social gains to our country as it enhances our attractiveness as a destination of choice for immigrants and refugees."
He added that after graduating, these students are now armed with the skills and information they need to help enhance Canada’s economy.