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Old 07-07-2015, 08:08 PM
 
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How will you pay the medical costs for having a baby in Canada (which could end up being a considerable amount)?
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Old 07-09-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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How will you pay the medical costs for having a baby in Canada (which could end up being a considerable amount)?
If they were only here on a temporary work permit or just visiting and didn't have personal insurance coverage from their own country they'd have to pay for all expenses out of their own pocket. It wouldn't be covered by Canada's health care coverage. If she was already obviously pregnant and close to term and came on a temporary work permit, or was just visiting, chances are she would not be allowed into the country. Immigration and customs authorities watch out for that kind of thing.

But if a pregnant woman did manage to get in on a work or visitor permit and then gave birth it would still be less expensive to pay out of pocket to have a baby in Canada than it would be to pay out of pocket in USA. The parents and baby would have to leave Canada but the baby would qualify as a citizen and would be permitted to return to Canada alone to live as a citizen when s/he reached age 18.

If the parents were permanent residents who had already been living and working in Canada for over three months and already were paying for Canadian health care insurance like everyone else then as permanent residents they'd be covered.

If they were permanent residents but had not yet been living and working in Canada for over three months then they would not have Canadian health coverage and would have had to make other private insurance arrangements or else pay all health care expenses themselves.

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