How hard is it to become a Canadian citizen?
the only reason I would want to do this is so that i can receive their national health care plan. please help, im diabetic and its getting expensive!!!
Asked By: teddybeer - 4/21/2009
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It depends on how skilled are you. there is Immigration Program for Skilled workers and professionals... More
Answered By: Gautam G - 4/21/2009
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I gather you are an American. You will have to follow the same procedure as everyone else. Canada gets about 900 thousand requests a year and accepts 300 thousand. You don't necessarily need to be a Canadian citizen to get our health care. If you are a full time student here and after 6 months of being in Canada... More
Answered By: Denetella - 4/21/2009
Forget it. If you have a pre-existing health problem you will not be allowed to enter Canada. At all. Ever... More
Answered By: Z - 4/21/2009
Having Canadian citizenship doesn't entitle one to receive Canadian health coverage. You have to be a legal resident for a certain period of time to have access. So, you'd have to become a permanent resident first before ever even considering citizenship. Yes, foreign students do need to purchase their own health... More
Answered By: Dovekie - 4/21/2009
There are certain medical conditions for which CIC MAY deny you permission to immigrate... More
Answered By: Sidwell - 4/21/2009
Well if you have skills enough to outweigh your physical limitations, then you might be able to get permanent residency status in Canada. Health care is a provincial responsibility so it may be that students get health care in some provinces and not in others. It is true that Canadian citizenship does not entitle one... More
Answered By: hanora - 4/21/2009
This is directed towards Z. You say we shoud take our health care dilemma's up with our own government. So pray tell, what do we do when our government does not listen and not only that; won't even consider helping anyone without a six figure income? Granted it is not your problem, so why should you care? I am not... More
Answered By: e - 4/22/2009
Actually, you are a part of a big problem we have right now. The government is trying to avoid having 'Canadians of Convenience' in our country. There are people flooding into our country who don't care about becoming a citizen, they just want to take advantage of good healthcare and no wars... More
Answered By: Stampede City - 4/23/2009
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