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amjad1002
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Posted On: 5/27/2014
amjad1002
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Hey every one

i was reading about new immigrants in Ontario and i saw that bellow;

Eligibility

Ontario residents are eligible for provincially funded health coverage
(OHIP). Generally, to be eligible for Ontario health coverage you
must :
be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or among one of the
newcomer to Canada groups who are eligible for OHIP as set out
in Ontario's Health Insurance Act ; andbe physically present in
Ontario for 153 days in any 12-month period; andbe physically
present in Ontario for at least 153 days of the first 183 days
immediately after establishing residency in the province; andmake
your primary place of residence in Ontario.
OHIP coverage normally becomes effective three months after the
date you establish residency in Ontario. The ministry strongly
encourages new and returning residents to purchase private health
insurance in case you become ill during the OHIP waiting period.


my question is that i can not go from Canada after my first landing before 152 days for OHIP Eligibility ?

actually i want to stay ij Canada in start 1 month and then want to go out side Canada for 5 months after my first landing and then i will return for permanently so i can not go ? if i want to OHIP ?

please help me so i can make my decision.

regards

AMJAD M
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Posted On: 5/29/2014
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Hello Amjad,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is true that this can be a little confusing to understand.

You may be able to find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for OHIP? article.

Here is an excerpt,

You must be able to answer "yes" to each of these statements:

-Your principal home is in Ontario.
-You were not away from Ontario for more than 30 days during the first 6 months that you lived here. That means you must be in Ontario for 153 days of the first 183 days that you live in Ontario.
-You are in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period.


You can find some additional information in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for OHIP? 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
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
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