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Are Babies Born in Canada Automatically Canadian Citizens?

Are Babies Born in Canada Automatically Canadian Citizens?

The short answer to that question is yes. Children born on Canadian soil do become citizens at birth, without any other requirements or applications. This applies no matter where the parents were born or what their citizenship is. The parents do not have rights to citizenship by virtue of giving birth in Canada though, and there are many things to

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Who Qualifies For Canadian Citizenship At Birth?

Who Qualifies For Canadian Citizenship At Birth?

Most babies are bestowed citizenship of at least one country when they are born. That citizenship status can have a tremendous impact on that child’s life, from the educational opportunities they are given to the places they can travel to. Citizenship also affects access to services. Many countries do not provide education or healthcare to people who are not citizens

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Getting A Visa To Give Birth In Canada

Getting A Visa To Give Birth In Canada

Canada is one of several countries worldwide that has birthright citizenship. What this means is that babies born in Canada – with the exception of those born to foreign diplomats – have automatic rights to citizenship, regardless of the citizenship of their parents. On the international stage, Canadian citizenship is highly desirable. Canada has a good reputation around the world,

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Temporary residents: Persons wishing to enter Canada for the purpose of giving birth

Temporary residents: Persons wishing to enter Canada for the purpose of giving birth

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Under paragraph 3(1)(a) of the Citizenship Act, persons born in Canada are Canadian citizens. This right applies to all persons born in Canada, irrespective of the status in Canada of their parents, other than persons born to accredited diplomats. There are no elements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) that refer to this right. Giving birth in Canada does not

Home Birth
Home Birth

Home Birth

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Wondering if a planned home birth is right for you? Get the facts about the possible risks and how to prepare for the big day. If you’re considering a planned home birth, you probably have questions. Is it safe? Will you need a midwife or doula? How do you create a backup plan? Find out what’s involved and how to

Prenatal Appointment
Prenatal Appointment

Prenatal Appointment

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At your first visit, your prenatal health care provider will talk with you about your medical history and ask how you’ve been feeling. They will also check your weight and blood pressure throughout your pregnancy. During your pregnancy you may also have: Pelvic exam to check the size and shape of your uterus (womb) Pap test to make sure there are