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Not correct. Since the law changed in April 2009, only children of a Canadian born parent are Canadian citizens. And you can not add a child to a Canadian passport.giuseppenero wrote:since you are canadian, your child is automatically canadian even if born in Timbuktu. Depending on her age, she may be able to travel on your passport.
Husband's citizenship and trade and skills do not matter. And the Canadian citizen sponsor does not need to have a job offer from Canada, or even be looking for a job. There is finally no need to prove that the husband of a Canadian will not be a burden to the state. None if this is correct when you are sponsoring a husband, a wife, or a minor child.giuseppenero wrote:You don't mention your husband's citizenship...very important.
Also his trade or skills. The last person I new about in your exact situation, the wife and child could enter at any time, but in order to act as sponsor from outside Canada for the husband, she first had to have a job offer from Canada to prove that the husband would not be a burden to the state. It seems that the state of the actual "family" means nothing anymore.
I was only commenting on your statements. Don't know more than is written about this OPgiuseppenero wrote:You are more informed. Although she didn't mention it, I assumed the Mother was born in Canada. By the way, How do we know she wasn't?
Directive 2004/38/EC is not relevant for moving to Canada at all. It is only relevant for moving to or within Europe when at least one person is a citizen of an EU member state. The reference is part of my signature, which is why it shows up on this and all my other posts.giuseppenero wrote:Firstly, I found the Directive on free movement within the EEA very informative, but do not see any relevance to Valentina's efforts to sponsor her non-canadian husband into Canada.
You say this is your 1st hand experience. So your wife is a Canadian citizen and you moved previously to Canada? When did you do the PR application with the embassy? And, can I ask please, what is your citizenship?giuseppenero wrote:Secondly, from my 1st-hand experience "on the ground", Canada is not concerned with allowing entry to the mother and child (both Canadians). As reasonable as it may sound to us, "family reunification" may not take preference in this case. Canada is (possibly) more concerned with the immigrant husband becoming a "burden to the State".
That is why they prefer (may insist) that the wife (or any sponsor) reside in Canada and provide proof of ability to support the husband. Or at the very least, insist that the husband possess the job skills that are in demand within Canada.
In my familiar case, only AFTER a bonified Canadian business sent the wife a written job offer (for herself), was the husband given "landed immigrant" staus by the Canadian consulate and allowed to enter the country together with his wife and child.