Canadian Healthcare for Immigrants

In the United States, and throughout the world, people look to Canada as an exemplar for effective, universal healthcare coverage. Before moving to a new country, one of an immigrant's chief concerns will be understanding the healthcare system in that country and how it will work for them as a newcomer. Yes, Canada takes [...]

2019-09-05T13:40:40+00:00By |0 Comments

Quebec Health Services: CLSC and CSSS

When you relocate to Quebec, health services other than the medicare system are available to you and your family through the RAMQ. It is important to know your options, as there may be additional health services that you require, and instead of going to a clinic (public or private), you may be able to [...]

2018-12-27T13:59:55+00:00By |0 Comments

Health Insurance in Ontario: OHIP

When you relocate, knowing about the Ontario healthcare system is very important, as it will most likely be different from your home country. The government-run Ontario Health Insurance Plan, or OHIP, covers most basic and emergency medical services in, and outside of Ontario, provided they are needed for medical reasons. OHIP also permits healthcare [...]

2019-02-11T09:12:39+00:00By |0 Comments

Healthcare in Alberta

Healthcare in Alberta, in conformance with the Canada Health Act, is a public healthcare system that is available to all eligible residents of the province, and all new and returning residents are required to be registered for healthcare in Alberta. You may want to consider getting private health insurance for your family as the public [...]

2019-09-13T20:30:09+00:00By |0 Comments

Healthcare in Nova Scotia

The healthcare in Nova Scotia is administered and directed by the Medavie Blue Cross (on behalf of government of Nova Scotia) and the Department of Health and Wellness. Healthcare in Nova Scotia is available to eligible residents of the province, and as a provincially funded public healthcare system. This means that the cost of [...]

2019-02-11T09:05:15+00:00By |0 Comments

Healthcare in British Columbia

Health Insurance BC is the main administrative office of healthcare in British Columbia. It is a combination of five authorities that plan, coordinate and regionally govern 16 healthcare service delivery areas, working together with the Provincial Health Service Authority, which is in charge of the specialized provincial programs and services. The healthcare system is [...]

2019-02-11T09:04:54+00:00By |0 Comments

Quebec Healthcare System

When relocating to Canada, it is necessary to learn about the healthcare system, as it will probably be different from the country you are coming from. The RAMQ - the Quebec Health Insurance Board (Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec in French) - is the public office that maintains the Quebec healthcare system, offered [...]

2018-12-26T23:25:12+00:00By |0 Comments