+1(514) 937-9445 or Toll-free (Canada & US) +1 (888) 947-9445

OHIP Application help

NiSn

Star Member
Mar 17, 2018
135
27
Hi

I did soft landing on Nov 1 2019 in Toronto and provided address of Alberta while applying for SIN. Then I came back to India. Now I am permanently moving on 25th Jan to Canada to Toronto. Wanted to know the following:

a) After how much time I should apply for the OHIP? Is there a wait period before which I should not apply?
b) I will be staying in AirBnb for initial few weeks. Can I use that address to apply? Will booking/invoice of airbnb work to apply?
c) Are there any travel restrictions after I apply?
 

scylla

VIP Member
Jun 8, 2010
61,251
7,930
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 did soft landing on Nov 1 2019 in Toronto and provided address of Alberta while applying for SIN. Then I came back to India. Now I am permanently moving on 25th Jan to Canada to Toronto. Wanted to know the following:

a) After how much time I should apply for the OHIP? Is there a wait period before which I should not apply?
b) I will be staying in AirBnb for initial few weeks. Can I use that address to apply? Will booking/invoice of airbnb work to apply?
c) Are there any travel restrictions after I apply?
a) You can apply immediately however you won't qualify for OHIP until you have lived in Canada for three months.
b) Yes - you can use the Airbnb address.
c) Yes - you must live in Canada for at least 153 days out of the first 183. So in the first six months, you can be outside of Canada for a maximum of 20 days.
 

canuck78

VIP Member
Jun 18, 2017
22,086
4,969
a) You can apply immediately however you won't qualify for OHIP until you have lived in Canada for three months.
b) Yes - you can use the Airbnb address.
c) Yes - you must live in Canada for at least 153 days out of the first 183. So in the first six months, you can be outside of Canada for a maximum of 20 days.
Think @scylla means that you can only be away from Ontario for 30 days during the first 6 months. You also have to be in Ontario for the first 6 out of 12 months. Would suggest you read up on the general residency rules for OHIP. You can register at any ppint during the first 3 months and still use the day you landed in Ontario so if you are gettimg more permanent housing I would wait to sign up or you will need to get a new card after you move. Just make sure you keep a record of when you landed in Ontario. Once you have a lease would be a goos time to register for OHIP.
 
  • Like
Reactions: scylla

Copingwithlife

Champion Member
Jul 29, 2018
1,498
561
Earth
Just to add to this thread . I had to renew my OHIP card today, and directed to go to Service Ontario. So went to the office @
Bay/College. I’ve been in Ontario for 31 years, Canadian citizen etc . If I didn’t have everything required , no renewal. The agents were extremely diligent with people on work permits requesting OHIP coverage .There was surprisingly quite a lot . If you didn’t have that letter starting length of work etc, no coverage . Even if you had the letter, if it was missing anything they required, you were sent away to get a correct letter . Few people argued, but the agents brought out policy , and no go
So in a nutshell make sure you have everything, otherwise you’re sent packing