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Old 01-16-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Is the right to citizenship by birth on Canadian soil still alive? if so i am looking at the possibilities to bringing my partner up there whenever she becomes pregnant.

Is it a legal practice?

My goal for doing this is to have a larger world for my future family and give them the opportunity to live somewhere within the two countries. if my son or daughter grows up and decides they want to set up their roots up there i want them to have that responsibility.

This is not in any way to scam the system or take advantage of anything financially, the Canadian taxpayers may be paying for a non-Canadian mother giving birth to a child but that child may turn into a successful duel Canadian-American citizen so i think it will all pay off.
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Old 01-16-2017, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Toronto, ON
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Citizenship by birth is the deal. You'll get a bill for the birth and hospital stay but it isn't enforced, but you'll be disallowed entry in the future until you pay.
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Old 01-16-2017, 06:21 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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What you're asking about is called birth tourism. Check the below link, it has info about birth tourism in Canada. If you do it you have to pay for hospital bills and all the medical care yourself, medical care in Canada is not free to non-residents.

Yes, it's still legal .... for now .... but I don't know how long that will last. There are a lot of people aren't happy about it and there's one woman in Richmond who's started an e-petition to pressure the Canadian government to eliminate automatic citizenship for babies born in Canada to foreigners, unless one of the parents is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en-C...54.BVNm_cq8Zj0

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Old 01-17-2017, 06:16 AM
 
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It is allowed, unfortunately. I think it should be abolished, with retroactive effect (10 years for example). At least one of the parents should be PR, or at least a resident. otherwise, it makes no sense.

Also Canada should tighten the residence requirement for permanent residents. Currently the 2 our of 5 years is too lenient. 8 months out of every 12 is more appropriate. If you don't want to live in Canada, don't apply for PR.
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:29 AM
 
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The cost to deliver a baby without insurance in Canada is around $12,000. It will not be covered by health insurance. If your first experience with the country is to skip out on a bill so you can set up your child with citizenship what kind of message and lesson is that?
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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Is the right to citizenship by birth on Canadian soil still alive? if so i am looking at the possibilities to bringing my partner up there whenever she becomes pregnant.

Is it a legal practice?

My goal for doing this is to have a larger world for my future family and give them the opportunity to live somewhere within the two countries. if my son or daughter grows up and decides they want to set up their roots up there i want them to have that responsibility.

This is not in any way to scam the system or take advantage of anything financially, the Canadian taxpayers may be paying for a non-Canadian mother giving birth to a child but that child may turn into a successful duel Canadian-American citizen so i think it will all pay off.
So you want the Canadian people to pay for the birth of your daughter when you don't pay taxes there?
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Old 01-17-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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It is allowed, unfortunately. I think it should be abolished, with retroactive effect (10 years for example). At least one of the parents should be PR, or at least a resident. otherwise, it makes no sense.

Australia changed the law in 1986...
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:58 AM
 
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So you want the Canadian people to pay for the birth of your daughter when you don't pay taxes there?
following her logic Canada should invite all women to give birth in Canada for free, since all those babies may turn out to be Canadian taxpayers in the future.

How people don't find the ridiculousness in their argument is beyond me.
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:00 AM
 
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Australia changed the law in 1986...
The US hasn't changed it, so I guess what's why Canada is still doing this. Can't think of another reason.
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:04 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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So you want the Canadian people to pay for the birth of your daughter when you don't pay taxes there?
Well yes, that is what happens when someone gives birth in another country.

Its a popular practice in the U.S too, and its protected under the constitution.

In the small pacific island territories, a huge percentage of the newborns there have Chinese parents, and there are even maternity hotels in California catering to Chinese families and some in Florida catering to Russian families.
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