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Am I eligible for OHIP? 

RyanD
RyanD
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Posted On: 10/1/2018
RyanD
RyanD
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Hello all, I am an American citizen and graduated from a Canadian university last year and then proceeded to apply for and receive a PGWP (Post Graduation Work Permit). I am employed at the same place that I've been working since early 2016, so pushing on 3 years now. Throughout these almost 3 years my employment has hovered in between part and full-time employment there. I would say my hours have generally fluctuated anywhere between 26-44 hours depending on the time. For instance, during the school year and during the winter season my hours were at their lowest and now that I have been out of university for a year my hours are between 30-40 hours per week generally.

I am curious as to if I would be eligible to apply for OHIP? I have obviously been working at this place for longer than 6 months, and I plan on staying there for a while while I manage self-employed DIY projects on the side. My place of employment is a kitchen in downtown Toronto but I am also doing freelance art related work during my off time.

My hours shift based on the season. Winter is slower, would I lose my OHIP if my hours dipped below 30 hrs for a few weeks or a month or 2?

All help is greatly appreciated
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Posted On: 10/11/2018
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Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be concerned about this.

For information specific to your situation we suggest that you contact the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care/ServiceOntario directly. You can also find some contact information here:

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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nsppcs
nsppcs
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Posted On: 10/26/2018
nsppcs
nsppcs
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Canadian Citizen living in US for several years now returning to Canada.
How long does it take to renew OHIP card and what is the procedure
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