Maintained Status and Health Care in Canada - ICAN
If you believe you may need to go on maintained status, be prepared. Contact your Provincial Ministry of Health and ask them about your Health Care coverage.
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Maintained Status and Health Care in Canada

In Feb 2022 the term “implied status” was changed to “maintained status canada.ca

Some provinces have updated their web pages with details about your heath care coverage if you are on maintained status, others have not. If you believe you may need to go on maintained status, be prepared. Contact your Provincial Ministry of Health and ask them about your Health Care coverage. If you are not covered by Provincial Health Care, you are strongly advised to book private Health Insurance. You can find private Health Insurance plans that go month by month or for longer. Please reach out to our National Social Care Advisor if you need support with this.

PLEASE NOTE: The information below can change at any time. You should always also go directly to the government sites to check for any regular updates.

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA
MSP you can apply for temporary coverage while on maintained status. See here

ONTARIO
OHIP Before you go on maintained status contact OHIP to inform them and ask about your coverage.
See here

ALBERTA
AHCIP They explain your health care coverage will not be extended while you are on maintained status. See here

MANITOBA
Manitoba Health Before you go on maintained status contact AHCIP to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
here

SASKATCHEWAN
eHealth Before you go on maintained status contact eHealth to inform them and ask about your coverage. See here

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
PEI Health Card Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage.
See here

NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Medical Care Plan coverage Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
here

QUEBEC
Health Insurance coverage Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
here

NEW BRUNSWICK
Medicare card Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
here

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
NWT Health Care Plan They explain due to delays in processing times of renewal cards, NWT residents with recently expired health care cards will continue to receive physician and hospital services. They advise individuals to apply for a renewal card before it expires. See
here

NOVA SCOTIA
MSI Health Cards They explain Work and Study Permit holders cannot use the Health Card Renewal form and must call MSI in order to renew their health card. See
 here

NUNAVUT
Health Care Card Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
 here

YUKON
Health Care Card Before you go on maintained status contact them to inform them and ask about your coverage. See
 here