My husband and are working in Canada on temporary work permits and have applied for permanent residency. Our work

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Customer: My husband and are working in Canada on temporary work permits and have applied for permanent residency. Our work permits expire on June 8 and we applied for bridging open work permits on March 31 then received letters for biometrics collection although all the Service Canada centres were already closed. We now find ourselves stuck and my understanding is that we will be on implied status and still able to work until our BOWPs are granted. However I am concerned that we are not now covered by OHIP and I would like to check our status and if there is anything we can do to expedite the process. Thank you
JA: What steps has your husband taken? Has he filed any paperwork with the U.S. government?
Customer: Why would he file with US government - we are in Canada. I'm not sure you understood my question
JA: Has he talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
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Hello - My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to assist you today. I am a Canadian lawyer who can answer questions about immigration law matters.

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When does your OHIP expire ? How long ago did you apply for permanent residence ?

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Ohip expires June 8. We applied for PR in March.
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According to the Ontario Ministry of Health News Release on March 20, 2020, anyone with an expired or expiring OHIP card will continue to get health coverage because of Covid 19. So for now, you should be able to continue to get coverage. Even without this Covid 19 policy, if you can demonstrate that you have applied for PR and are waiting for a new work permit, you can still get OHIP because you have implied status during this period of time as opposed to no status.

Here is the link to the news release for your reference

https://news.ontario.ca/mohltc/en/2020/03/ontario-expands-coverage-for-care.html

I hope this answers your question.

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