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amelia345
amelia345
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Posted On: 12/29/2017
amelia345
amelia345
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Hi,

If I win the lottery to sponsor my parents next year, must I include my 21 year old brother as part of family size count for income requirements?

I really can't include him because:

1. if I include him, I don't qualify with income for anyone in my family because I am already at 6 people with other family members and the only person filing taxes in Canada

2. he is already in Canada finishing up his degree and working for a year on a work visa and can apply for PR by himself later (which we hope will be faster processing time anyways)

Do you know what would qualify him as a non dependent child so we don't include him?

If he intends to be common law with someone next year, does it qualify for being non-dependent child?

Any guesses when documents will be due (he is turning 22 in July), so if I could apply after his birthday.... Any other thoughts?

Thanks for any help!
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Posted On: 1/4/2018
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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.

Regarding your question about being common-law, someone with a common-law partner does not qualify as a dependent.

A dependant who is single, divorced or widowed, whose marriage has been annulled or who is no longer in a common-law relationship at the time of the initial receipt of the application is considered to meet the definition of a dependent child and must continue to meet the definition of a dependent child for the duration of processing.

For additional information, you may want to contact the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) Call Centre directly for some information specific to your application and situation.

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
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