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I am Canadian but my child (under 18) was born outside Canada. Are they Canadian?

Your child is likely a Canadian citizen if at least 1 parent

  • was born in Canada, or
  • became a naturalized Canadian citizen before the child was born

To find out for sure, apply for a citizenship certificate for your child.


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