Frequently Asked Questions
Giving birth in Canada costs for the delivery alone an average $10,000 in the US.
Cesarean delivery costs over $15,000, according to the International Federation of Health Plans (IFHP).
As in the case of other foreign nationals not holding Canadian citizenship, children born in Canada of foreign representatives who are not Canadians by birth and no longer accredited may eventually be naturalized Canadian citizens, subject to relevant provisions of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and once the residency obligations as set out in section 5 of the Citizenship Act are met.
Economic immigrants are people selected for their skills and ability to contribute to Canada’s
economy, including skilled workers, business immigrants, provincial and territorial nominees
and live-in caregivers. In 2002, the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act was introduced to
replace the Immigration Act of 1976.
The Provincial Nominee Programs were established by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship
Canada (IRCC, formerly CIC) to allow Canada’s different provinces and territories to select
individuals who indicate an interest in settling in a particular province/territory and who will be
able to contribute to that province/territory’s economic development.
Most, but not all, provinces and territories of Canada participate in the Provincial Nominee
No. IRCC must be satisfied that a Provincial Nominee meets statutory requirements — health,
security and authenticity of documents — before issuing a Canada Immigration Visa.
A minimum overall band score of 6.5 is required with a minimum score of 6.0 in each
component of the academic (NOT general) IELTS test. Individual graduate programs may require
higher English language proficiency scores and may require minimum scores on individual
components of the test.
The Permanent Resident card (PR card; commonly and originally referred to as the “Maple Leaf
Card”) is an identification document for permanent residents of Canada (formerly known as
landed immigrants). It was introduced on 28 June 2002 upon the implementation of Canada’s
Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).
As a permanent resident, you may travel outside Canada after you arrive. However, you must
meet certain residency obligations to maintain your status as a permanent resident. To meet
these residency obligations, you must be physically present in Canada for at least 730 days (2
years) in every 5-year period.