If you’re a Canadian who has lived abroad consistently for a year or more, your provincial/territorial health insurance plan will be invalid.
Upon returning to Canada, you may have a waiting period of up to three months before you are covered under a Canadian healthcare plan.
It's important to contact the province or territory you intend to live in to discover how long you’ll be without medical coverage. It’s a good idea to seek supplementary medical insurance to cover you during your waiting period.
You can get protected now to ensure your return to Canada doesn’t leave you without care in an emergency.
For detailed information important for returning Canadians please visit Canadian Border Services.
Learn more about your provincial or territorial health care plan: