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Canadian citizenship for a child born in Canada to non-Canadian parents

martha1901

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Your baby is a Canadian citizen by birth in Canadian soil, so you just have to apply for a Canadian passport.
 

PMM

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thewthew said:
Hi Everyone, i have a question of my own regarding this topic.

My wife and I came to Canada back in May,14 for IEC, and got work permit from a new employer valid until 2017.
We are both Hong Kong Citizens, and are trying to settle here in Alberta, and I had applied for PR via Express Entry under the CEC class but rejected due to insufficient proof regarding my work experience. (My bad thinking one attachment would mean one proof is all they need for each employment). I am planning to re-apply again with the help of immigration consultant this time.

My wife just gave birth to our first born back last month, and we are trying to figure out what status will the baby have? Since we have planned a vacation to go home this November, we are gathering the documents needed for the baby to travel.

My Questions are:
- Is the baby a Canadian Citizen?
- If yes, is the baby applicable for a Canadian Passport?
- If not, how can we travel with the baby this November?

Will greatly appreciate if someone can share their insight/experience as there arent exact answers online with so many different scenarios and cases. Thanks in advance! ;)
1. Yes, Assuming you are not diplomats.
2. Yes
3. See 1 and 2
 

nope

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Aren't workers who are legally in Canada covered by most provincial health insurance? When I was an undergraduate at UofT, I was enrolled in OHIP, it seems strange that a graduate student or post-doc wouldn't be.
 

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nope said:
Aren't workers who are legally in Canada covered by most provincial health insurance? When I was an undergraduate at UofT, I was enrolled in OHIP, it seems strange that a graduate student or post-doc wouldn't be.
Not for post graduate certificate programs.
They give them anow international student insurance.
 

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nope said:
Aren't workers who are legally in Canada covered by most provincial health insurance? When I was an undergraduate at UofT, I was enrolled in OHIP, it seems strange that a graduate student or post-doc wouldn't be.
In most cases yes but students are not covered in all provinces and some people who have open work permits have had problems based on that their work permit does not specify an employer in that province.

IEC applicants are told that they need to have their own health insurance but I have heard of some applying for provincial health care and getting it.
 

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if the baby become canadian citizen, what about the parents? do they also become citizen?
 

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prith said:
if the baby become canadian citizen, what about the parents? do they also become citizen?
No. The parents would have to qualify for citizenship and apply on their own.
 

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prith said:
if the baby become canadian citizen, what about the parents? do they also become citizen?
Of course not. Having a Canadian child doesn't have any effect on the status of the parents.
 

thewthew

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PMM said:
Hi

1. Yes, Assuming you are not diplomats.
2. Yes
3. See 1 and 2
Thank you PMM for your prompt reply, hopefully our PR application will go thru soon so we can finally have some peace of mind.
 

mskkyyat

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Canadian citizenship for a child born in Canada to non-Canadian parents

Hi Everyone, i have a question of my own regarding this topic.

my husband is yemeni and i am not canadian, we are both visistors if I get birth here in canada

- Will the baby be Canadian Citizen?
- If yes, is the baby applicable for a Canadian Passport?
- If not, how can we travel with the baby?

thank you for your help
 

foodie69

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Did you read all the answers?? A child born in Canada has citizenship, yes, you can get a passport for him/her.
 

Leon

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mskkyyat said:
Hi Everyone, i have a question of my own regarding this topic.

my husband is yemeni and i am not canadian, we are both visistors if I get birth here in canada

- Will the baby be Canadian Citizen?
- If yes, is the baby applicable for a Canadian Passport?
- If not, how can we travel with the baby?

thank you for your help
If neither of you is a diplomat then your baby will be Canadian if born in Canada. Your baby may also be able to get your citizenship as well as from the father. However, having a baby in Canada without health insurance will be expensive for you.
 

newcomer7

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Hi all,

I understood that mean if a Canadian (by naturalized) mom, gave birth to her baby in Canada, her baby is automatically a Canadian citizen showing by her baby Birth Certificate. If she want to take her baby to travel outside Canada, she needs to apply a Canadian Passport for her baby. Then, does her baby Birth Certificate is good enough for the passport application, or what document she needs more to submit for her baby Canadian passport application? Please help.
 

sns204

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Hi all,

I understood that mean if a Canadian (by naturalized) mom, gave birth to her baby in Canada, her baby is automatically a Canadian citizen showing by her baby Birth Certificate. If she want to take her baby to travel outside Canada, she needs to apply a Canadian Passport for her baby. Then, does her baby Birth Certificate is good enough for the passport application, or what document she needs more to submit for her baby Canadian passport application? Please help.
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/canadian-passports/children/apply.html

2. Gather all necessary documents and get your child’s passport photo
Include the following documents with your child’s application form:

All documents must be submitted in either French or English. If a document is in another language, an official translation must be provided.