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17 Things To Do After Landing in Canada

By Iman Khan

photo credit: caribb via photopin cc

photo credit: caribb via photopin cc

Make sure you are on top of your game with this 17-point checklist  in your first few weeks as a new immigrant in Canada:

  1. Apply for your Social Insurance Number (SIN).  This nine-digit number is a prerequisite to work legally in Canada, or to avail of any government programs and benefits.
  2. Apply for an Ontario Health Card to benefit from various provincial healthcare paybacks. Read more about OHIP here.
  3. If applicable, apply for The Canada Child Tax Benefit. According to Canada Revenue Agency, “The Canada Child Tax Benefit is a tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.” More information here.

How to Obtain Your Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

Ontario Health Insurance Plan

By Iman Khan

Every fresh immigrant or newcomer to Ontario is entitled to state-funded health care benefits, or the OHIP. While most of your healthcare needs are covered under this plan, services deemed unnecessary from a medical standpoint (e.g. cosmetic surgery) are not paid for. OHIP also does not cover dental plans, unless you are a family with a gross annual income of less than CAD20,000 in which case you may be entitled to other options.

Follow these easy steps to apply for your OHIP photo health card today!

Shipping To Canada

By Iman Khan

WOW! You are now a proud permanent residence status holder of Canada and over the moon! This is the time to get your ducks in a row and get the ball rolling as far as your big move is concerned. The planning and logistics involved make the process time-consuming and fairly overwhelming for most of us. There are always a myriad of issues to take care of, so making sure everything is done in order and efficiently becomes of utmost priority!

Here at Muslim Moms, we narrow down select key items that you should consider putting in your shipping container list to prepare for a hassle and stress free move. Read on and be inspired!