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Landing Soon - PR card, OHIP and SIN 

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Posted On: 6/13/2016
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I have applied Federal Skilled Worker in 2014 and the application is recently approved. I am going to land Toronto in end June 2016, would like to know more about the PR card and OHIP.

1. I would like to confirm that if I need to apply PR card, or that would be done as a part of immigration process and I will automatically receive your new card by mail once my address in Canada is provided.

2. The OHIP card can be applied once I landed in Toronto, any minimum stay before application is required?

3. Regarding SIN, can I also apply after landing?

4. Btq, my wife is pregnant right now but we intend to give birth in home country, however, do I need to report pregnancy during landing entry to Canada?
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Posted On: 6/21/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this type of information before arriving.

Regarding your first question,

1. I would like to confirm that if I need to apply PR card, as I read from other posts that the PR application would be done as a part of immigration process and I will automatically receive your new card by mail once my address in Canada is provided.

You can find some information in our Do I need to apply for my Permanent Resident Card? article. According to this article,

All newly arriving immigrants will receive the PR Card as part of the immigration process.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) will mail your PR Card to you, after the information and photograph on your Confirmation of Permanent Residence document is confirmed by a CIC official when you arrive in Canada.


Regarding your second third questions,

2. The OHIP card can be applied once I landed in Toronto, any minimum stay before application is required? 3. Regarding SIN, can I also apply after landing?


Yes, you are able to apply for both once you land. However, for OHIP, you will require a document that has your name and current home address. This document confirms that your principal home is in Ontario.

Additionally, you must be in Ontario for 153 days of the first 183 days that you live in Ontario and you must in Ontario for at least 153 days in any 12-month period.

You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org What documents do I need to apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? and Who is eligible for OHIP? article.

Regarding your fourth question,

4. My wife is pregnant right now but we intend to give birth in home country, however, do I need to report pregnancy during landing entry to Canada?



In terms of the pregnancy, you may want to try and contact the nearest Visa Office for some information regarding how to proceed.

We suggest that you also read some experiences and suggestions posted by others regarding sponsorship of a newborn child born to Permanent Residents overseas. You can find some information in our previous Settlement.Org Can They Get A Visitor Visa For Their Newborn? discussion thread.

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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