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Applying for OHIP as Mobile Worker 

Dino1122
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Posted On: 3/12/2018
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My husband will get his PR soon and we want to apply for OHIP ASAP. He’s a navagational Officer on ships out side of Canada. He’s at sea for 4 months and Home for 2 months.

Does this land him in the catagroy of a mobile worker, exempting him from the 153 days rule ? If so what kind of proof does he need ?

Letter from his company ?
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Posted On: 3/19/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you and your husband would be interested in what your options are.

You can find some information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website in the Shorter Absences from Ontario section.

Here is an excerpt,


If I must be away frequently because of my job or studies; am I eligible for OHIP coverage?You may still be eligible for OHIP coverage as a mobile worker or mobile student if your job or studies require you to leave Ontario frequently and you are unable to be physically present for 153 days in any 12-month period. To maintain your OHIP coverage, you should be able to provide acceptable documents:
  • That show that your work requires frequent travel in and out of Ontario, or that your full-time academic program in Ontario requires travel outside of Ontario; and
  • To show how you make your primary place of residence in Ontario (refer to Ontario Health Insurance Coverage Document List).
New or returning residents to Ontario who qualify as a mobile worker or mobile student are exempt from having to meet the 153-day in the first 183-day physical presence requirement immediately after establishing residency in Ontario.

The above is only a summary of the OHIP eligibility provisions of Regulation 552 for your reference. You should consult the actual regulation for the specific requirements applicable to you. The provisions in Regulation 552 prevail over this summary.


It is best if you contact ServiceOntario directly for some information specific to your situation.

You can contact them here:

Call 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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