dear all, I anticipate moving to Canada before the summer of 2010. I 've read and been told that I need to/obliged to apply for a Medicare Card / Canadian Health Care Insurance as soon as I am lawfully admitted enterance to Canada which is approved and within a few weeks I ll be receiving my permanent residency visa. Now I wonder and do not exactly know or am sure what to do next. Do I have to apply for the so called Medicare Card being in Europe or the moment I arrive in Canada and settle down? and how long and when exactly will it take and to I have to apply for Medicare Canada Card? My other questions is whether I need to get a private insurance or a travellers's insurance during the first 3 months of my residency in Canada? as an European I am automatically insured and all the medical costs are 100% recovered during the whole year of 2010 as well according to the rules and regulations here in the country I live.