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Aug 31, 2017

OHIP changes to affect Temporary Foreign Workers

August 31, 2017-Temporary Foreign Workers (TFW) who hold a valid work permit are eligible to apply for OHIP coverage. To meet the minimum qualifications, you must:

  • Apply for OHIP within the first 90 days of obtaining your work permit and have been residing in Ontario
  • be physically residing in Ontario for 153 days in every 12-month period you are requesting coverage under OHIP

There is a three-month waiting period for Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) coverage. The waiting period begins on the date you establish residence in Ontario. You must have a valid work permit, and you must be able to demonstrate that ​your employment is a full-time, continuously employment for a period of six months or longer from the date you apply for coverage. This can be shown with an employment reference letter and pay stubs indicating that the length of employment is over the 6 month threshold.  

For more information regarding the qualifications for OHIP, please contact us directly. 

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