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Assistance regarding health insurance cover

Ramyadoddabasappa

Full Member
Sep 9, 2018
24
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Hi,

I got PR in November 2019 and did soft landing and returned to INDIA. Currently in INDIA due to current pandemic situation. When can I apply for health insurance which is covered for PR holders. What is called as. Can I apply fr here itself so that before I land I'm sure of getting the health insurance. I have SIN number as well.
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,418
9,772
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
Hi,

I got PR in November 2019 and did soft landing and returned to INDIA. Currently in INDIA due to current pandemic situation. When can I apply for health insurance which is covered for PR holders. What is called as. Can I apply fr here itself so that before I land I'm sure of getting the health insurance. I have SIN number as well.
You need to wait until you have returned to Canada before you can apply. You cannot apply from outside of Canada.

What it's called will depend on which province you will be living in.
 

Ramyadoddabasappa

Full Member
Sep 9, 2018
24
1
We prefer to live in Ontario. Can i apply soon after landing.. In how many days i get insured.. Should I make arrangements until I get insurance.. If yes approx for how many days i should plan it
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
67,418
9,772
Toronto
Category........
Visa Office......
Buffalo
Job Offer........
Pre-Assessed..
App. Filed.......
28-05-2010
AOR Received.
19-08-2010
File Transfer...
28-06-2010
Passport Req..
01-10-2010
VISA ISSUED...
05-10-2010
LANDED..........
05-10-2010
We prefer to live in Ontario. Can i apply soon after landing.. In how many days i get insured.. Should I make arrangements until I get insurance.. If yes approx for how many days i should plan it
You can apply for OHIP as soon as you arrive in Canada. Normally there is a 3 month wait for OHIP. This 3 month wait is waived rigth now due to COVID-19. Once you are ready to travel to Canada, you will have to research if the 3 month wait time is still waived or if it has been put back in place. If the 3 month wait time has been put back in place by the time you travel to Canada, you will want to purchase private insurance to cover emergencies for the first three months of your stay in Canada.
 

canuck78

VIP Member
Jun 18, 2017
30,398
6,654
We prefer to live in Ontario. Can i apply soon after landing.. In how many days i get insured.. Should I make arrangements until I get insurance.. If yes approx for how many days i should plan it
Would add that OHIP doesn’t cover all healthcare expenses. Prescription medications for adults from 24-65 are not covered, dental care is not covered, most vision care/glasses/contact lenses are not covered, etc. You need to be prepared to pay for these costs and try to find a job that includes an extended benefit plan that you can pay into.
 
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