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3 Month Waiting Period - Apply to Everyone? 

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Posted On: 6 days ago
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Good Morning,

I am a Canadian citizen who has lived in the USA for the past 14 years, and am finally coming home. I see there is a 3 month wait period for newcomers to Canada, but how does it work for me and my kids, who are Canadian citizens?

I'm assuming we would not need to wait the three month period, but I cannot fine anything on the website. Your response would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted On: 1 days ago
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

You can find some information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website in the OHIP Coverage Waiting Period section.

Here is an excerpt about who is exempt,


Is anyone exempt from the waiting period?

Yes; these include, but are not limited to:
  • newborn babies born in Ontario;
  • OHIP-eligible adopted children under the age of 16;
  • protected persons (Convention Refugees and persons in need of protection); and
  • people from another province/territory who move directly into a long-term care facility in Ontario, or who require admittance into a long-term care facility within 3 months of arrival in Ontario.




As you can see, returning Canadian Citizens would most likely be subject to the waiting period.

For confirmation of this information and for details specific to your own situation, it is best that you contact ServiceOntario:


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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