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New PR , visa till march 20, in 5th month of pregnancy

Discussion in 'Health' started by Monthom, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Hi,
    I got passport request today and have my medicals valid till march 20 hence my visa will be till March 20 . I am pregnant and due in april 23.
    Will get my visa in hand only by my 6th month.
    Planning to have delivery in canada. Help me choose a provice that:
    1. Covers pregnancy from day 1 or the earliest
    2. Cost of living average/ manageable for a family of 3
    3. Finding an IT job asap for my husband
     
  2. If your husband is into IT, then he should look for jobs in Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia or Alberta. Ontario and BC have 3 months wait period for Health care. Alberta allows Healthcare from day 1 for all. Quebec allows healthcare to Pregnant women from Day 1.
     
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  3. Thank u. It helped me
     
  4. Make sure you read about the residency requirements that come with moving to a province to get healthcare. It means that you will have to commit to the province even if your husband finds job elsewhere.
     
  5. Ya I found that while browsing the details. Thank u for pointing that out
     
  6. Wouldn't suggest Alberta for IT jobs plus the province is going through tough economic times. Quebec is better for IT but French may be a barrier.
     
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  7. Oh ! But for the sole reason that alberta healthcare covers pregnancy v may choose it . 183 days is the term to stay there i think v can support ourselves till then with our funds and survivor jobs formy husband
     
  8. Just be careful. Alberta realizes families are moving to Alberta temporarily to give birth so they have placed some key word in there eligibility criteria

    Eligible residents
    You are eligible for Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (AHCIP) coverage if you are:

    • legally entitled to be or to remain in Canada and make your permanent home in Alberta
    • committed to being physically present in Alberta for at least 183 days in a 12-month period
    • not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another province, territory or country
    • any other person deemed by the regulations to be a resident or temporary resident, not including a tourist, transient or visitor to Alberta
    When you move to Alberta from another province or country, there may be a waiting period before you become eligible for coverage under the AHCIP.

    If you move to Alberta from another country, and have an immigration document from Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada, you may be eligible for AHCIP coverage.
     
  9. Thank u for pointing that out....permanent home in alberta. That sounds like an inconvenience if we find jobs elsewhere after the 183 days and plan to shift. I will look up this further and make calls to some hospitals @alberta. Appreciate it.
     
  10. Don't call the hospitals. They are not involved. It is the alberta health service you need to call. As I mentioned before they are aware that people land in Alberta to be able to get prenatal care and deliver and leave. Provinces manage their own provincial health budget so they want people to be living and working in Alberta if they pay for expensive care.
     
  11. Ok will do that. Will clarify how long is permanent home in alberta and other conditions from the @alberta healthcare. Thanks again
     
  12. They will likely say 183 days but if they know you are already planning on moving at 6 months they can technically postpone coverage. You are not the first person to land in Alberta just to deliver a child and the move to Ontario or BC. The Alberta system and taxpayers don't appreciate being used for their healthcare system. BC and ON have delays in coverage because they are the most popular immigration hubs and want to prevent new immigrants or returning citizens from using the healthcare system as soon as they land when they haven't been paying into the system.
     

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