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Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-09-07 00:10:26
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Richmond Hospital is the centre of the trend, often called "birth tourism." New data released this week shows one out of four births in the past year at the hospital in the Vancouver suburb, which features many illicit "birth hotels" advertising their services in Asia, were to foreign nationals.

Source: Canadian Institute for Health Information/Andrew GriffithThe new data, compiled by Andrew Griffith, a former senior director of the federal Immigration Department, comes from the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which captures billing information directly from hospitals up until the end of March. It doesn't include births in Quebec.

Copy Link Email Facebook Twitter Reddit Pinterest LinkedIn TumblrArticle contentThe number of women coming to Canada to give birth, which automatically bestows citizenship on the baby, is expanding much faster in British Columbia than the rest of the country.

Article content continuedSt. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver is also fast turning into a hub for birth citizenship, experiencing a 38 per cent rise in births by non resident women, one in seven of the total.


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