Faqs / How do I get provincial medical cover?
The process varies by province – reference this site as a good starting point. http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/newcomers/after-health.asp. Remember that most provinces have 3-6 month waiting periods before you qualify for health cover so you may want to put some emergency cover in place for that period. The provincial cover does not cover dental either so you may want to arrange for additional cover – this tends to be provided by most employers. Family doctors are hard to come by (most of them tend to be immigrants themselves) so make finding a family doctor a priority as soon as you can.
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