Is Medical Insurance Necessary When Immigrating to Canada?

When you move to Canada, you should know that each province has its own rules and waiting periods for new residents to qualify for government health insurance. For instance, in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia, there's typically a 3-month waiting period before new immigrants or temporary work visa holders can apply for this insurance. During this waiting time, it's crucial to have travel health insurance. This insurance should cover medical and dental emergencies, emergency hospital stays, and transportation, among other things, to ensure you're protected until you can access the government healthcare system.

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