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what should I know about moving to Ontario 

saunders susan
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Posted On: 9/18/2016
saunders susan
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I,m retried and moving to Brampton to live with family what do I need to know
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Posted On: 9/20/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this information before making your move.

Your User ID indicates that you are moving from Quebec.

In terms of moving from another province, you may be interested in information regarding health insurance and coverage.

You can find some detailed information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website in the If you move to Ontario from another province or territory section.

Here is an excerpt,


b) If you move to Ontario from another province or territory where you had provincial/territorial health insurance coverage:If you move to Ontario directly from another province and apply for coverage, your OHIP coverage will begin on the first day of the third month after establishing residence in Ontario, provided you were insured in your previous province or territory.

Your valid health card from your former province will continue to provide you with health insurance coverage in accordance with that province/territory's plan during the waiting period.



You may also be interested in finding a doctor. You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org How can I find a family doctor? article.

If you have a driver's licence, you may be interested in getting an Ontario Driver's Licence. You can find some detailed information on the process in our Settlement.Org I have a driver's licence from another province in Canada. How do I get an Ontario driver's licence? article.

If you do not have a driver's licence and would like to have some Ontario ID, you may want to look into applying for an Ontario Photo Card. The Ontario Photo Card is government-issued identification (ID) that you can get instead of a driver's licence.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What kind of ID can I get, if I don't have a driver's licence? article.

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
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