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Shazar
Shazar
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Posted On: 11/2/2017
Shazar
Shazar
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Hello,

I am a recent immigrant to Canada. Before my relocation, my father fell ill and could no longer work which meant that my mum had to look after him. Given the amount of care and finance needed for my dad's treatment, I quickly took up the role of fending for my younger sibling who is only 16 years old.

This led to my parents granting me legal guardianship of him in the courts in my country. When I was ready to move to Canada, I was told that since he's not my child, I cannot immigrate with him as he doesn't qualify under the dependent clause.

Now that I have relocated and he's completed high school, I would love to for him to continue his university/college education in Canada. I will be paying his fees and providing shelter, meals etc during his stay here.

My question is, what fees would he be expected to pay seeing as he's not a PR but has a guardian who is. Is it home student or international fees?

Thank you in advance for your response.
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Posted On: 11/9/2017
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

You may want to contact the Office of the Registrar for some of the universities that your younger sibling is interested in to see what their policies are.

For example, you can find some guidelines from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development Operating Funds Distribution Manual in the Who Pays Domestic Tuition Fees? section.

It describes different scenarios regarding when paying domestic fees apply.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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