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Moving from Montreal to Markham - Questions 

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Posted On: 6/16/2016
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My wife and I planning to move to Markham where she has her daughter there.

We need to know about how to transfer healthcare, driver's licences, find a doctor, a place to live and who to see about attaching a licence plate to the front of our car that has no visible attachments.

I am retired so I need to know what effect moving will have on my pension if any.

My wife will be looking for work or starting up a business.

We are planning to move sometime this year definitely before Winter probably during the Summer or Fall.

There must be other things to think about that aren't coming to mind right now.
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Posted On: 6/23/2016
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be interested in this type of information.

Regarding your first question,

We need to know about how to transfer healthcare,


You can find some detailed information and steps on how to get your OHIP in our Settlement.Org How do I apply for a Health Card (OHIP)? article.

As you may already know, there is a three-month waiting period for OHIP. However, it is important to note that since you are moving from another Canadian province, your valid health card from your former province will continue to provide you with health insurance coverage in during the waiting period.

You can find some detailed information on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care website.

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.

Regarding your second question,

driver's licences,


You can find some detailed information 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.

Here is an excerpt,

Your previous driving experience may help you get an Ontario driver's licence faster than a new driver.

The process depends on how much driving experience you have. In all cases, you driver's licence must not be expired, or must have expired less than a year ago.


You may want to contact the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) . The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) is the government department that controls driver's licences and vehicle registration in Ontario. Call the MTO if you have questions:

In Ontario: 1-800-387-3445
In Toronto: 416-235-2999
TTY: 1-866-471-8929

Regarding your third question,

find a doctor,


You can find some detailed information on how to find a doctor in our Settlement.Org How can I find a family doctor? article.

Regarding your fourth question,

a place to live and


You can find some detailed information in our Settlement.Org How can I look for rental housing? article.

Regarding your last question,

who to see about attaching a licence plate to the front of our car that has no visible attachments.


You can find some detailed information on the ServiceOntario website in their Register a vehicle (permit, licence plate and sticker) section.

This section has detailed information on how to register a vehicle in Ontario, get a vehicle permit, licence plate and licence plate sticker.

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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