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Landing in Ontario - Questions About PR 

mohammed85
mohammed85
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Posted On: 9/28/2014
mohammed85
mohammed85
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I am planning to do our first landing me and my family in November 2014. I will apply for all official cards(PR, Driver's License, Health cards, etc..), and I will try to receive them, if we couldn't I will let our relatives send them through courier. I will go back home by end of November and come back again to Canada in May 2015.
Will there be any problem for the PR status, or is this plan complies with Candian requlations and policeis.

Thanks,
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Klaus
Klaus
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Posted On: 9/28/2014
Klaus
Klaus
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Hi,

no problem, many people land first, go back to settle their stuff and then come back for good.

Two things to consider:

1. If you are immigrating to Canada, you do not need to apply for a permanent resident card (PR card). CIC will mail your card to you after you get to Canada. (see here)
2. there is no point in applying for OHIP if you plan to go back until May 2015. See the eligibility criteria for OHIP here.
Some of the requirements are:

•you make your primary place of residence in Ontario; and generally,
•you are in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately following the date you establish residence in Ontario (you cannot be absent for more than 30 days during the first 6 months of residence); and
•you are in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period.


You may also want to take a look at
Where can I buy private health insurance for newcomers and visitors to Canada?,
Who is eligible for OHIP? and
What is the 3-month waiting period for OHIP?.

Klaus
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mohammed85
mohammed85
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Posted On: 9/29/2014
mohammed85
mohammed85
Posts: 3
Thanks Klaus,

I didn't understand the qouted portion of your subject. Specially the second point, "(you cannot be absent for more than 30 days during the first 6 months of residence)"
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Moderator
Moderator
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Posted On: 9/30/2014
Moderator
Moderator
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Hi There,

Thanks for sharing your question and situation with us.

The requirement
you are in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days immediately following the date you establish residence in Ontario (you cannot be absent for more than 30 days during the first 6 months of residence);


Means you cannot physically be outside of Ontario (in another province or country) for more than 30 days (total) in the first 6 months after you have moved to Ontario and have applied for OHIP. You may wish to follow the other user's suggestion to land as you plan and, upon your return, in 2015 apply for OHIP at that time as you will have made 'your primary place of residence in Ontario'.

You may wish to confirm this information or make specific inquiries about your situation directly with theMinistry of Health and Long-Term Care

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.

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Theresa
Information & Referral Specialist, CIRS
Your Settlement.Org Team
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