Who is a dependent son or daughter?
Dependent children must be:
Under the age of 22 and not a spouse or common law partner, or
Have depended substantially on the financial support of a parent and have been continuously involved on a attendance as full time students in a post-secondary institution accredit by the relevant government authority since before the age of 22 (or since becoming a spouse or a common law partner, if they married or entered into a common law relationship before the age of 22),
Have depended substantially on the financial support of a parent since before the age of 22 and unable to provide for themselves due to a medical condition.
I have children from a previous relationship. Do I have to include them in my application form if they are not living with me?
Yes. You should list these children on your application form even if they will not be accompanying you to Canada. If you have a custody arrangement, you should provide copies of the custody documents.