Hello - I have been granted permanent residency to Canada. I currently reside in US. I shall be going to Toronto, Ontario to get PR card and I'm planning to visit canada for couple of days and then returning to US. I shall return to canada after few months. I have some questions concerning OHIP card and would appreciate your feedback. OHIP card requires proof of residency and an original bank statement is an acceptable proof. I plan to open a bank account on the day I land, but I think a bank statement would be mailed to my residence only after 1 month. 1. Would I be able to take my bank opening papers issued by the bank on that day to an OHIP service center and would that be acceptable OR they just want an original bank statement? 2. Secondly, I came across following text as eligibility: "be physically present in Ontario 153 days in any 12-month period." Does this mean I'll be able to apply only after 153 days of residing in Canada OR I can apply as soon as I land but I won't be able to use it before 153 days. 3. How long would it take for them to mail OHIP card to the specified address ? 4.If I'm out of Canada for more then 153 days(the very first time before I return to Canada), will the insurance be cancelled automatically ?