Give Birth in Canada
Giving birth in Canada seems to be a great way to set up your kids for a cheap college education. There are no red flags, you just walk across the border, find a hospital or midwife and birth the child.
In 1994, the Canadian government explored the idea of not granting natural-born citizenship rights to foreigners who do just this. However, this proposal was deemed unconstitutional. So the law remained unchanged.
Fast forward to April 17, 2009.
The law has now changed into dividing citizens into 1st class and 2nd class.
1st class citizens include those born on Canadian soil. Thus, if you have your baby in Canada, the baby will receive citizenship rights – meaning very cheap access to the best Canadian schools when they are older.
College tuition and fees for a Canadian citizen vs. an international student are vast. For the 2009-2010 school year, cost of tuition at top-tier McGill University is a mere 5398 USD for Canadian citizens vs. 13,695 USD for international students.
To be a dual citizen of the US and Canada is possible. At least one parent, preferably both, must be of US citizenship when the mother gives birth in Canada. That way the child can naturally obtain both citizenships. (If you are seriously considering this idea, please visit both the American and Canadian government websites for the specifics.)
The reason we’re posing this idea to upper middle class (UMC) parents here at WPC is to give them other options besides a state school. Abroad colleges for undergraduate studies, a Masters and beyond are a great option.
Canada is an untapped resource for college value. In fact, we compared top Canadian university McGill to Harvard in our article entitled: Oh Canada! Cheaper Colleges in Canada.
See how much cheaper Canadian degrees really are. You’ll be shocked.
So before you tell your child a top ten university isn’t possible, think again. Canada offers a host of possibilities you’ve never even realized!
~ Please read our Social Commentary piece entitled: The Canuck Way of Life.