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Ontario Immigrants - OHIP question.

Ontario Immigrants - OHIP question.

Old Feb 12th 2002, 2:23 am
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W. Regaudie
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Howdy Folks!,

Anyone out there who family class (spousal) immingrated to Ontario. At what point
(and how) during your process were you able to qualify for OHIP coverage?

Hearing your stories would be appreciated!

Have been living in Ontario for two years. We passed the medicals etc in June but
were refused that as the start of our three month wait. The office mgr here would not
budge and wanted to see the landing papers to start the wait. We have all required
proof that we want to stay, Ontario drivers license, temp SIN, bills and credits card
in proper name to our address, yadda yadda. We hear from other immigrants here that
they were covered before they were actually landed. Are we getting jerked around by
the office here where we live????

Any advice from the professionals in the group would be appreciated also.

Wayne
 
Old Feb 12th 2002, 4:01 pm
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Stuart Brook
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3 Months from the date of landing. That's the rules. Different rules require anyone
establishing "residence" in Ontario to get a drivers license - in that case residence
means where your head hits the pillow, or where your normal place of employment is.

The rules of residence are different for different agencies.

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Old Feb 14th 2002, 12:25 pm
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W. Regaudie
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Stuart Brook <[email protected]> wrote:

    >3 Months from the date of landing. That's the rules. Different rules require anyone
    >establishing "residence" in Ontario to get a drivers license - in that case
    >residence means where your head hits the pillow, or where your normal place of
    >employment is.
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    >The rules of residence are different for different agencies.
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Thanks, but that's a little vague. (Who are you?)

Wayne

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Old Feb 15th 2002, 7:05 am
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It's vague because different governments (provincial, federal, local) and different
agencies of those governments define residence in different ways.

For example, the requirement to get a drivers license stems from having your head hit
the pillow in a place you would normally call "where I live" or where your normal
place of employment is, for a period of n days as defined by the province - this
applies to people whether they are permanent residents of the country or not.

For OHIP, residence means you are a Permanent Resident or Citizen who has established
Ontario as "the place they ordinarily live". It does not cover temporary residents.

For taxes, CCRA defines residence differently again.

Stuart

(a former landed immigrant, a citizen, a returning resident etc. who has struggled
with the different rules for different agencies issue in 3 countries!)

"W. Regaudie" wrote:
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    > Stuart Brook <[email protected]> wrote:
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    > >3 Months from the date of landing. That's the rules. Different rules require
    > >anyone establishing "residence" in Ontario to get a drivers license - in that case
    > >residence means where your head hits the pillow, or where your normal place of
    > >employment is.
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    > >The rules of residence are different for different agencies.
    > >
    >
    > Thanks, but that's a little vague. (Who are you?)
    >
    > Wayne
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    > W. Regaudie [email protected]
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Old Feb 15th 2002, 7:25 am
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W. Regaudie
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Stuart Brook <[email protected]> wrote:

    >It's vague because different governments (provincial, federal, local) and different
    >agencies of those governments define residence in different ways.
    >
    >For example, the requirement to get a drivers license stems from having your head
    >hit the pillow in a place you would normally call "where I live" or where your
    >normal place of employment is, for a period of n days as defined by the province -
    >this applies to people whether they are permanent residents of the country or not.
    >
    >For OHIP, residence means you are a Permanent Resident or Citizen who has
    >established Ontario as "the place they ordinarily live". It does not cover temporary
    >residents.
    >
    >For taxes, CCRA defines residence differently again.
    >
    >Stuart
    >
    >(a former landed immigrant, a citizen, a returning resident etc. who has struggled
    >with the different rules for different agencies issue in 3 countries!)
    >

Cool! Thanks for your input, Brook!

Wayne

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