Do American immigrants get free health care in Canada?
I plan on moving there, and I’m planning budgets. But I know that Canadians have free health care. Do immigrants get to utilize this as well?
Suggestion by E-vangelist
Immigrants are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act, although there are waiting periods of up to 90 days in some provinces.
Suggestion by good grief
Yes they do. But not everything is free! If you are in the hospital, you don’t get semi-private or private rooms for free, ambulance is not free, plus in most provinces, you must pay a premium for your health card. Drugs are not free, unless there’s some kind of low income program offered by provincial government. Check out the Ministry of Health government websites for each province in addition to Health Canada, And Immigrations Canada
Suggestion by Chris I
I hope you mean that you are planning to apply to Immigrate. If you qualify, it may take several years to actually get your citizenship, but yes, legal Immigrants qualify for Health Care. It isn’t free, by the way, our taxes are much higher than yours, plus we pay much more for gas, tobacco and alcohol. Plus soft drinks and junk food are taxable.
If you mean you are just planning to move here without going through the immigration process, you will not be eligible for health care and you will be deported if caught. No country welcomes Illegal Immigrants.
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Can enployer who provides free health insurance as a benefit for working night start charging you?
I have worked for a company for 5 years and Always had free health insurance for working nights when I started it was considered a bennefit now I have to pay can they do tht under law
Suggestion by lilwunda
Yes, employers can pretty much do whatever they choice as far as how much benefits that they provide.
With the cost of everything going up, employers are considering cost, and they are making employees pay for some of the cost of their medical benefits. Many, many, companies are following the same trend.
With a lot of people out of work, you have to consider the fact that you are employed, and go ahead a pay the cost of the medical.
You can always decide to look for another job, but you won’t find too many companies that provide medical 100%.
Suggestion by satinguo
Sorry I dont know but just wanted to say I feel sorry for you, 5 years and now they`re going to add on an extra 100+ to your bills every month. You have my sympathy!
Suggestion by ANDY
PROBABLY WITH PROPER NOTIFICATION
BUT WHAT THEY CAN’T DO IS INSIST YOU HAVE IT,
WERE YOU NOTIFIED ABOUT THEIR INTENTIONS AND GIVEN AN OPTION TO OPT OUT IF YOU DIDN’T WANT TO PAY FOR IT.
CHECK WITH LOCAL CITIZENS ADVICE
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