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Waiting Period For OHIP And The Self Employed

Often times, there are questions sourcing from the self employed individuals who desire to benefit from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), but there are possibilities opened for this category of workers.

Kanon has been living in Ontario since June 2018 with a temporary resident permit. He applied to extend his TRP and applied for an open work permit in August 2018. He recently received approval for both TRP and open work permit but is yet bothered with some questions.

First of all, there is usually a 90-day wait required for OHIP. Under Kanon’s circumstance, he would like to know if he would still need to wait 3 months for OHIP given that he has been living in Ontario for over 7 months. Then secondly, Kanon would like to know if he can apply for OHIP as self employed since his open work permit does not specify that he is not allowed to have self-employment. It only says that he is not allowed to work in the sex trade business.

In order for Kanon to be helped with our comments and inputs, he, first of all, needs to be assured that he must wait for the 90 days period.

Secondly, in order to qualify, Kanon must show proof that he will be employed for 6 months. I believe you will find on our blog a post about exactly what must be contained in the letter.

Apparently, there is a slim chance to qualify if Kanon is self-employed especially initially.