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EmilyP997
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Posted On: 11/27/2018
EmilyP997
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Good day,
I'm a Canadian citizen by birth and my parents are citizens as well. We currently do not live there but plan to migrate back to Canada in the next year, since we left when I was just 6, and get jobs. I've been going to the University of the West Indies and will be applying as a transfer student to Canadian universities. Will I be eligible considering my high school qualifications are from the Caribbean and given that neither me or my parents have worked in Canada for years?
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Posted On: 12/14/2018
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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.

You may be able to find some helpful information in our Settlement.Org Who is eligible for the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP)? article.

You must meet certain requirements to be considered a resident of Ontario for OSAP purposes.

If you do not meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements you may still be eligible. You may have to provide a detailed explanation in your History of Canadian Residency form and submit the required documents that support your residency.

You mentioned that you plan to move back to Canada next year. In that case, you may need to use a more updated form that should be available at that time.

In that case you may need to use the OSAP Search Portal in order to find the appropriate form for the appropriate academic year.

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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christy85
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Posted On: 12/15/2018
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Hi,

I currently live in Alberta but will be moving to Ontario for school in September 2019. Am I eligible for OSAP considering I finished a two-year program in Ontario before moving to Alberta?
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Posted On: 1/27/2019
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Hi,
I am a permanent resident living in Montreal, Quebec since last April. i am planning to move Toronto this April.i applied for Practical Nursing program 2019-2020 academic year. i wanna know about OSAP, am i eligible for OSAP ?
somebody told me like if i spent more than one year in Quebec you will not get OSAP, is it right?

kindly do the needful
Thanking You
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Posted On: 2/2/2019
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christy85 wrote:
Hi,

I currently live in Alberta but will be moving to Ontario for school in September 2019. Am I eligible for OSAP considering I finished a two-year program in Ontario before moving to Alberta?



Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

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

You must meet certain requirements to be considered a resident of Ontario for OSAP purposes. You may also be eligible if your spouse or parent(s) meet certain residency requirements.

If you do not meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements you may still be eligible. You may have to provide a detailed explanation in your History of Canadian Residency form and submit the required documents that support your residency.

If you have lived in another province, you must contact that province's student assistance program.

You may also want to try and contact the Student Financial Assistance Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The general inquiry telephone service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
• Telephone: 807-343-7260.
• Toll-free in North America: 1-877-OSAP-411 or 1-877-672-7411
• TTY: 1-800-465-3958

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
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Posted On: 2/2/2019
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Basil wrote:
Hi,
I am a permanent resident living in Montreal, Quebec since last April. i am planning to move Toronto this April.i applied for Practical Nursing program 2019-2020 academic year. i wanna know about OSAP, am i eligible for OSAP ?
somebody told me like if i spent more than one year in Quebec you will not get OSAP, is it right?

kindly do the needful
Thanking You



Hello,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

It is great that you are looking into this information ahead of time.

As we already stated above, and as you may know, you must meet certain requirements to be considered a resident of Ontario for OSAP purposes. You may also be eligible if your spouse or parent(s) meet certain residency requirements.

If you do not meet OSAP's Ontario residency requirements you may still be eligible. You may have to provide a detailed explanation in your History of Canadian Residency form and submit the required documents that support your residency.

If you have lived in another province, you must contact that province's student assistance program.

You may also want to try and contact the Student Financial Assistance Branch, Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

The general inquiry telephone service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
• Telephone: 807-343-7260.
• Toll-free in North America: 1-877-OSAP-411 or 1-877-672-7411
• TTY: 1-800-465-3958

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, CRS
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