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  •  It's not for the health care. (12+ / 0-)

    To be eligible for the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan (ACHIP) a person must be an eligible resident of Alberta.

    An eligible resident of Alberta is a person who is:
    ◾Legally entitled to be or to remain in Canada and makes his/her permanent home in Alberta;
    ◾Committed to being physically present in Alberta for at least 183 days in a 12 month period;
    ◾Not claiming residency or obtaining benefits under a claim of residency in another province, territory or country;
    ◾Any other person deemed by the regulations to be a resident not including a tourist, transient or visitor to Alberta. source

    War beats down, and sows with salt, the hearts and minds of soldiers." Brecht

    by DaNang65 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 03:59:05 PM PST

    •  Every province has similar residency requirements (5+ / 0-)

      (details may differ).

      Here is an excerpt from Health Canada FAQ:

      http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/...

      Who is eligible for health care in Canada?

      Our national health insurance program is designed to ensure that all insured persons have access to medically necessary hospital and physician services on a prepaid basis. The Canada Health Act defines insured persons as residents of a province. The Act further defines a resident as:

      "a person lawfully entitled to be or to remain in Canada who makes his home and is ordinarily present in the province, but does not include a tourist, a transient or a visitor to the province."

      Therefore, residence in a province or territory is the basic requirement for provincial/territorial health insurance coverage. Each province and territory is responsible for determining its own minimum residence requirements with regard to an individual's eligibility for benefits under its health insurance plan. The Canada Health Act gives no guidance on such residence requirements beyond limiting waiting periods to establish eligibility for and entitlement to insured health services to three months. Most provinces and territories also require residents to be physically present 183 days annually, and provide evidence of their intent to return to the province.

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 04:41:03 PM PST

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    •  P.S. Forgot to say thanks for pointing this (4+ / 0-)
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      DaNang65, AnnetteK, 88kathy, Shockwave

      out.  :)

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 04:42:32 PM PST

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    •  Just an example, though (2+ / 0-)
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      Observerinvancouver, Shockwave

      If he wants a Canadian bolt hole, he can go to any province or territory. He doesn't have to return to the province of his birth.

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