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Am I eligible for a Health Card? 

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Posted On: 5/10/2016
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Hello,

Just a quick question.

I am on a three year post graduation work permit (graduated in may 2015 in yukon) and arrived in Toronto in early december.

On january 4, 2016 I started my job (thru a temporary agency) and been working since then (around 40 hours a week).

Thus, am I eligible for a Health Card.

I am not a citizen/landed.

Thank you very much.

Regards.
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Posted On: 5/12/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some detailed information regarding who is eligible for OHIP coverage in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for OHIP? article.


Here is an excerpt,

Foreign Workers and Their Families

  • You have a work permit that is valid for at least 6 months. You also have a formal agreement to work full-time for an employer in Ontario. The agreement states the employer's name, your occupation, and states that you will be working for at least 6 consecutive months.
  • You have a valid work permit under the federal Live-In Caregiver program.
  • You hold a valid work permit under the federal Seasonal Agricultural Worker Program.
  • You are a foreign clergy member who will serve a religious congregation in Ontario for at least 6 months.
  • Your spouse or same-sex partner is a foreign worker who is eligible for OHIP.
  • You are the dependent child of a foreign worker who is eligible for OHIP.

For information specific to your situation we suggest that you contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/ServiceOntario directly. You can also find some contact information here:

ServiceOntario, INFOline at:
1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free in Ontario only)
TTY 1-800-387-5559.
In Toronto, TTY 416-327-4282
Hours of operation : 8:30am - 5:00pm

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
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