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Alie

Work Permit and Medical Insurance...

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Alie

Hello everyone!

Our work permits are supposed to come thru anytime between now and end of 2014.

Will we have medical insurance cover being pregnant prior landing in Canada/having our Work Permits ... or would we have to pay for all appointments, scans and delivery?

Do fathers get time off work / 'maternity leave' or does it depend on the company?

Thanks so much!!

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Sparky2

Could anyone that has experience in this please comment? Thanks.

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Tracey22

It depends on the province you are in. In Ontario, you can only get OHIP coverage after 3 months. If you come to Ontario, you will have to get private medical coverage for 3 months until OHIP kicks in. We used Discovery for that.

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Nelline

Best is to ring the health authority for the province you are going to directly and ask. They'll be able to confirm when your coverage will kick in

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AnelleR2008

What Nelline said. It depends on the province.

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Laurenwallace

In alberta you go into service Canada as soon as possible and you get your SIN numbers and you are placed on the Alberta Health system. I'm not sure if this covers pregnancy though. Your coverage begins immediately as far as I know.

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Laurenwallace

http://www.albertahealthservices.ca/10276.asp

This link indicates what is covered for new parents - but you can also fish around on the website to see what all this coverage encompasses.

Also check out alberta blue cross health care.

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Laurenwallace

https://www.ab.bluecross.ca/

This plan is used by Albertans to fill in the areas that are not covered by the Alberta medical coverage (dentistry, optician etc) and you can taylor your options according to your needs.

Also, check with your employer, most of the time they have medical insurance as part of the package as well.

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