Do I need medical insurance
if I immigrate to Canada? 

If you are immigrating to Canada, beware that every province has its own specific eligibility criteria and waiting times before you qualify for a Governmental Health Insurance Plan (GHIP). For example, in Ontario, Quebec and British Columbia, a newly landed immigrant or a temporary working visa holder will have to wait 3 months until they become eligible to apply for government healthcare insurance. During the waiting time, it’s important to purchase travel health insurance that provides coverage for medical and dental emergencies and emergency hospitalization and transportation, along with other benefits.