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Old 01-21-2017, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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My parents are deceased, but I was born in the American state of Minnesota.

Both parents are Canadian, and likely both sets of grandparents are Canadian. More recently, my brother's two sons were born in Ottawa (when he was legally working there as an American). I never talked to my parents about these questions.

Is it simple for me to legally move to Canada in my 50s (in decent health)? Are younger folks given preference? Must I fill out extensive paperwork? It may be expensive to complete the paperwork?

Would I need to prove I have a marketable skill and a job offer, a minimum level of assets and no arrests on my record? Perhaps I need references. Or, maybe my Canadian cousins could "sponsor" me?

Obviously, I'm a bit confused and have always wondered about my status in regards to relocating from America to Canada.

Thanks.
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Old 01-21-2017, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Canada
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My parents are deceased, but I was born in the American state of Minnesota.

Both parents are Canadian, and likely both sets of grandparents are Canadian. More recently, my brother's two sons were born in Ottawa (when he was legally working there as an American). I never talked to my parents about these questions.

Is it simple for me to legally move to Canada in my 50s (in decent health)? Are younger folks given preference? Must I fill out extensive paperwork? It may be expensive to complete the paperwork?

Would I need to prove I have a marketable skill and a job offer, a minimum level of assets and no arrests on my record? Perhaps I need references. Or, maybe my Canadian cousins could "sponsor" me?

Obviously, I'm a bit confused and have always wondered about my status in regards to relocating from America to Canada.

Thanks.
You don't need to do any of that proof stuff. If your parents were Canadian citizens born in Canada, you are a citizen automatically, but since you were born outside of Canada, your kids wouldn't automatically be citizens. You would just need one of your parents' birth certificates so you could apply for a passport.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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My parents are deceased, but I was born in the American state of Minnesota.

Both parents are Canadian, and likely both sets of grandparents are Canadian. More recently, my brother's two sons were born in Ottawa (when he was legally working there as an American). I never talked to my parents about these questions.

Is it simple for me to legally move to Canada in my 50s (in decent health)? Are younger folks given preference? Must I fill out extensive paperwork? It may be expensive to complete the paperwork?

Would I need to prove I have a marketable skill and a job offer, a minimum level of assets and no arrests on my record? Perhaps I need references. Or, maybe my Canadian cousins could "sponsor" me?

Obviously, I'm a bit confused and have always wondered about my status in regards to relocating from America to Canada.

Thanks.
It's looking pretty good for you. If your parents were Canadian citizens before you were born, then it looks like you are Canadian.

Here is the government of Canada site that should help you.

I am Canadian. My children were born outside Canada. Are they Canadian?

and welcome aboard
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Quincy, Mass. (near Boston)
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Sorry for the the delayed "thanks" for your replies.
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Old 01-26-2017, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Sorry for the the delayed "thanks" for your replies.
See, you are Canadian. LOL
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Old 01-27-2017, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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My parents are deceased, but I was born in the American state of Minnesota.

Both parents are Canadian, and likely both sets of grandparents are Canadian. More recently, my brother's two sons were born in Ottawa (when he was legally working there as an American). I never talked to my parents about these questions.

Is it simple for me to legally move to Canada in my 50s (in decent health)? Are younger folks given preference? Must I fill out extensive paperwork? It may be expensive to complete the paperwork?

Would I need to prove I have a marketable skill and a job offer, a minimum level of assets and no arrests on my record? Perhaps I need references. Or, maybe my Canadian cousins could "sponsor" me?

Obviously, I'm a bit confused and have always wondered about my status in regards to relocating from America to Canada.

Thanks.
Hi bostonguy (quincyguy)
It looks like you might wake up Canadian

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDeDQpIQFD0



I did it in 2000 and finally moved here in 2015. Best decision I ever made.
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Old 01-30-2017, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Knob Hill
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You need a citizenship certificate before applying for a passport
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