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janisha
janisha
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Posted On: 3/15/2016
janisha
janisha
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Hi, I am a PR holder so was my son. But since past 3 yrs both of us living in USA.

I renewed my PR card since fulfilled the 2 yrs requirement but my son did not. He was born in USA before we got our canadian PR card.

Now the problem is, I am planning to come back to canada since my PR card is still valid and my son can also enter Canada from his US passport and go to school since i am still PR holder.

His health card is still valid until 2017 but his PR card has expired.

So, can i still use that health card or I need to buy private health insurance for him until I sponsor him and he get his new PR card.

Please help

jan
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Drasky
Drasky
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Posted On: 3/16/2016
Drasky
Drasky
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PR card expired does not mean PR status expired.
So your son still a PR.
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Posted On: 3/21/2016
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Hello Jan,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

As you may know, you can be outside of Canada for 212 days in a 12-month period and still be covered by your OHIP.

In some cases, after an extended period of time, a Health Card may be cancelled.

Generally, if you move to Ontario from another country, the waiting period begins on the date you establish or re-establish residence in Ontario.

We suggest that it may be best for you to contact the nearest ServiceOntario for clarification regarding what the process is.

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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rucha
rucha
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Posted On: 3/22/2016
rucha
rucha
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hello i have started the process of PR SHIP to canada.Now i want to know that for jobs in canada as a teacher/microbiologist what to do ? My qualifications is M.SC Medical Microbiology (part-1), M.sc Microbiology,B.ed. Please do tell me before i come to canada which things apart from transcript and migration i should keep ready?

rucha soni
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janisha
janisha
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Posted On: 3/31/2016
janisha
janisha
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Thank you Anna..


Hello Jan,

Thank you for sharing your question and situation with us.

As you may know, you can be outside of Canada for 212 days in a 12-month period and still be covered by your OHIP.

In some cases, after an extended period of time, a Health Card may be cancelled.

Generally, if you move to Ontario from another country, the waiting period begins on the date you establish or re-establish residence in Ontario.

We suggest that it may be best for you to contact the nearest ServiceOntario for clarification regarding what the process is.

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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Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org


jan
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janisha
janisha
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Posted On: 3/31/2016
janisha
janisha
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Thank you Anna,

Can I apply for child tax benefit for my son after I get there and file my tax even he is no longer PR holder? I haven't filed my tax since 2013. I am planning to file when I get there. Does the child has to be a PR holder to apply for child tax benefit?
Or do I need to wait until I sponsor my son for PR and after he gets his PR card I can apply for child tax benefit?
and about health card, if his still valid card doesn't work can I apply for his health card right away or I need to wait until he gets his new PR card? that means after I sponsor him.
Do I need to get a job first to sponsor my 7 yrs old son or I can sponsor him after I enter Canada?. He will be staying with me.
Last but not the least, does he need to apply for visit visa to stay in Canada (he is a US citizen) and renew every 6 months?

thanks

jan
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kunledavidz
kunledavidz
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Posted On: 4/1/2016
kunledavidz
kunledavidz
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I and my wife reside in Nigeria but are planning to have our first baby in Canada. I will like to know if we are qualified for any insurance in Canada and if not can I get a private health insurance company. If not how much does it cost for child delivery.
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MelM
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Posted On: 4/4/2016
MelM
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I and my wife reside in Nigeria but are planning to have our first baby in Canada. I will like to know if we are qualified for any insurance in Canada and if not can I get a private health insurance company. If not how much does it cost for child delivery.


I assume your wife is not a Canadian citizen and not a Canadian permanent resident.

Assuming the above is correct, the birth and any pre-birth test and doctors visits will not be covered by Canada's health care system. There are some insurance policies that cover some of the costs of giving birth - however you would have to purchase this insurance before your wife is pregnant. If yoru wife is already pregnant or if you for some reason cannot purchase insurance, then you should budget $7K to $10K for the birth. Note that the costs can be significantly higher if there are any complications.

Your wife will need to obtain a visitor visa to come to Canada. If CIC suspects she will be using the visitor visa to come to Canada to give birth, then the visa will be refused. Also, even if the visa is approved, this doesn't guarantee entry to Canada. If your wife arrives in Canada and is visibly pregnant, it's possible she could be turned away and sent home on the next flight.
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healthhakim
healthhakim
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Posted On: 11 days ago
healthhakim
healthhakim
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I came to Canada as a student and I got my health care card from University. If you happen to arrive in Canada, I highly suggest going to the nearest Service Canada office to get your care card. Every person entering in Canada needs to pay for MSP whether you are a PR, Citizen or a temporary foreign worker. Apart from basic health coverage, you can also get extended health coverage from third-party companies. These companies will cover expenses like dental, eye surgery etc. There are some insurance policies that cover some of the costs of giving birth - however, you would have to purchase this insurance before your wife is pregnant.
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