Recent content by joeyskywalker

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    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    First off, thank you to everyone on this thread so far. You're incredibly helpful. How does Canadian private insurance compare to American? I'd imagine that the cost of paying out of pocket versus private insurance that covers pre-existing conditions are both going to be pretty expensive.
  2. J

    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    We are from the USA, so the NAFTA should apply. Does that help with the gap in health insurance? American health insurance drops the moment you stop working, and as I understand the Canadian healthcare doesn't kick in for a few months at a minimum.
  3. J

    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    I'm not sure, but that sounds like a better idea. Do you have any references I should read on that program? Would that work with the skilled labor immigration? Right now my plan is: Get a job offer from a BC company Apply for Skilled Worker Immigration Take necessary tests Move to Vancouver...
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    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    She has prescriptions in America, would they have to be reissued by a Canadian doctor? Thank you for sharing that link. Nothing she has would pose a risk to others. She has some nerve damage that she's treating with a few medications. Beyond that she sees a neurologist annually, plus normal...
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    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    That could be a major issue then, my wife can't go without her medicine for 6 months. Would I just have to save up enough to pay for the full price?
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    Want to move to BC, what do I do for healthcare until Permanent Resident Status begins?

    From what I understand, all citizens and permanent residents pay into a pool of money every month that is used to fund the health care system. My goal is to move in as a skilled worker, so I would have to wait 6 months to become a permanent resident. What do I do for healthcare until then? Is...