Bringing your children on your study permit
Children can study in Canada with their parent’s study permit
You are a parent and you are planning to have a study permit for your education in Canada. Then you are welcome to include your children on your application. After confirmation of your study permit your children can also study in Canada with you. Additionally, during your children’s studies, you will not need to pay any tuition fee since Canada has free childhood education.
Considering children on the study permit application
Including your dependent children on your study permit application is absolutely up to you. Please note that in Canadian terms a dependent child is considered any child who is under the age of 22. Upon the approval of your study permit, children get a visa. This allows them to stay in Canada with you during the duration of your study permit.
All children 18 years and younger in Canada have the privilege to study at Canadian elementary and secondary schools. And since most of the schools in Canada for children are public you do not need to pay the extra cost for their study.
Even the children whose parents are in the country temporarily to work or study are required to attend school. And Canadian high-quality education system allows children to benefit from it. The school system for children in Canada consists of twelve grades. So that children start from grade one and proceed to twelve spending one year in each subsequent grade. After they complete grade 12 they receive their high school diploma. This allows them to continue their studies at college or university.
Having a study permit gives you many privileges. One of them is that your spouse can also come to Canada and stay with you during your studies. As with your children, you can also include your spouse on your application for a study permit. After getting the approval of your study application with your accompanying spouse, then your spouse becomes eligible for an open work permit. This means during your studies in Canada your spouse can work full-time, for any employer in Canada.
But please also note that in some cases including your children and spouse on your application might have some setbacks. So, if the immigration officer thinks that your primary intention is not to study in Canada then you may risk your application. However, in this case, you may apply to come to Canada independently. And later you may apply to bring your spouse and children to join you.
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