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I have a question regarding the issue of native speaker. A lot of jobs in SE Asia require native speakers. I was wondering if I qualify as a native speaker. I was not born in an English-speaking country, but have been living in Canada since 1996 (I was 23 at the time). I hold three degrees from Canadian Universities: Bachelor's, Master's and a Ph.D. I have lectured first year students in introductory science courses (in Canadian Universities) and have written articles for science journals (in English of course). I have a Canadian passport that does state my birth place (not Canada). Am I considered a native speaker or not?
Any input/comment would be greatly appreciated!